Published On: Thu, Dec 16th, 2010

Free Education For CWG medal winners

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Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010

Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010

According to D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development,  Indian sports persons who won medals in the Commonwealth Games, 2010 will be provided free education for the entire duration of their studies. The expenditure on the same  would be borne by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) for school and college respectively.

“UGC has already constituted a Committee to frame the guideline and modalities to implement the scheme ‘Free Education for Commonwealth Games Medal Winners’ so that the maximum number of sportspersons who won medals in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, 2010 are benefited,” said Purandeswari, in Rajya Sabha.

CBSE is also offering Chacha Nehru Sports awards of Rs.6000/- per student for outstanding sports persons and for athletes who set new records in 15 different disciplines during the annual National CBSE sports and games competitions.