September 23, 2018

Hunt on for sport master trainers

Patna: The Union ministry of youth affairs and sports has asked the Bihar government to send a list of physical education teachers working at government schools who will be imparted training as part of the Khelo India Scheme.

Five teachers from each district will be trained as master trainers. These master trainers will train other schoolteachers in their respective districts.

Recently, the Union cabinet approved the revamped Khelo India programme for 2017-18 to 2019-20.

The programme has been introduced to revive the sports culture in the country at the grassroots level. It is expected to help scout young talent from schools in various disciplines and groom them as future champions.

Players identified in different sports disciplines by a high powered committee will be provided annual financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh per annum for eight years.

“As the Khelo India programme aims at selecting talented players from schools, the first stage is for selection of trainers who will impart basic training to players in their respected fields,” a state education department official said under cover of anonymity.

The physical education teachers who will be selected as master trainers will have to undergo 15 days’ training at Guwahati and Gwalior from the first week of April.

The training of teachers from across the country will run till January next year.

The Union ministry of youth affairs and sports will bear the expenses, including for food and accommodation, of the selected teachers.

The training will be held in batches, with 100 teachers in each batch.

For teachers who will trained as master trainers, their age must be between 18 and 40 years.

The person must have a sports background with certificates from a recognised physical education college.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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