Free education for medal winners

With a view to promoting sports, the Union Human Resource Development Ministry on Friday announced free education for students who win medals for India in the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

It has also asked the University Grants Commission and the Central Board of School Education to formulate schemes of financial incentives to support talented sportspersons and strengthen the sports infrastructure in educational institutions, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal told journalists here.

“As a token of appreciation and for encouraging sports among students of all categories, the cost of education of students who win medals in the Commonwealth Games 2010 would be borne by the Centre for the entire duration of their studies.” This would include tuition fee and maintenance expenditure like hostel charges........Click for more



Source Web Page: The Hindu

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