The Delhi CM Kejriwal lauded the efforts made by Delhi Sports University in making a remarkable contribution in improving the condition of sports in the country.
New Delhi: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday between Delhi Sports University and University of East London in presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to impart world-class sports education to the athletes of India and make the country’s dreams come true.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated, “There’s a nagging feeling in every Indian’s heart that despite being a country of 130 crore people we’ve only won a handful of medals. Delhi Sports Policy aims to nurture a culture of sports that can catapult underprivileged children to the global arena. Delhi Sports University doesn’t belong to Delhi alone; we’ve developed it for every single Indian out there. Delhi Government will ensure that talent from across the country makes it to Delhi Sports University; we’ll scout talent all over India. In the coming days this agreement will prove to be historic not just for Delhi Sports University but for athletes all over India.”
The Delhi CM Kejriwal lauded the efforts made by Delhi Sports University in making a remarkable contribution in improving the condition of sports in the country. He also emphasised the vision and commitment of the Delhi Government to bring a change in attitude of the country by nurturing a culture of sports in the country. He gave words to the feeling of dissatisfaction shared by every Indian regarding India’s performance at marque sports events like Olympics while incepted the idea of founding the Delhi Sports University.
He said, “Today’s day marks the momentous collaboration between the Delhi Sports University and the University of East London. The Delhi Sports University was established very recently with a highly ambitious vision not just for Delhi, but for the entire nation. I believe there has always been a nagging feeling in the hearts of all Indians – that despite being a nation of 130 crore people brimming with zeal and talent, when we represent India in major international sports tournaments, we are able to secure only a handful of medals. Keeping this in mind, we brainstormed ideas to improve the current situation of sports in the country with various experts and established the Delhi Sports University in order to give flight to our dreams of taking India to greater heights in the world of sports.”
He shared a personal anecdote of memorable experience of his first meeting with Karnam Malleswari, an Olympic Bronze medallist in weightlifting and commended her for the experience she brought & exceptional work she has done for the success of the University.
He said, “I have a vivid memory of meeting Karnam Malleswari for the first time when she was appointed the Vice Chancellor of Delhi Sports University. I told her that I am a huge fan of her work, and proud of her achievements on the field. I distinctly remember telling her that our hope from her in her new role as the VC, was that she transforms the dream each citizen of India has envisioned for Indian sports into reality. The success of the Delhi Sports University will be gauged on the basis of the number of medals India secures in the upcoming and subsequent Olympics.”