“Technical institutes can play an vital position in selling sports activities in India. Establishments can put together sportspersons for nationwide and worldwide competitions to be held sooner or later within the gentle of the credible efficiency of Indian sportsmen throughout Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, 2021,” stated Col A Shreenath, Director, AICTE’s Coverage and Educational Planning Bureau, in an official order.
“The Ministry of Schooling wish to focus on the difficulty of sports activities infrastructure obtainable in Indian establishments with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports activities and desired that particulars concerning the sports activities infrastructure obtainable in your establishment could also be supplied as per the proforma,” he added.
The small print sought from establishments embrace a variety of playgrounds, availability of sports activities complicated, gymnasium or health centre, indoor stadium, swimming pool, and yoga centre. The institutes have additionally been requested to offer particulars of scholars learning there and people concerned in sports activities.
India capped off its best-ever efficiency within the Olympics this yr with a haul of seven medals, together with a gold. Within the Paralympics, too, Indian athletes scripted historical past with the highest-ever medal tally of 19.