Haryana Sports University: Former Cricketer and India’s First World Cup Winning Captain Kapil Dev will be the first chancellor of Haryana Sports University, as per the latest update. Haryana State Sports Minister Anil Vij, announced the state government’s decision to appoint Kapil Dev as the first chancellor of the Haryana Sports University. He later also confirmed appointment of Dev as the first chancellor of Sports Varsity via a tweet.
Kapil Dev accepts the Honour
Following the announcement of Kapil Dev’s appointment, Sports Minister Vij also confirmed that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had spoken to the veteran cricketer to discuss the appointment during which Dev had accepted the appointment as an honour.
3rd Sports University in India
Haryana Sports University being setup by the state government would be the third such varsity dedicated to sports education in the country. Apart from Haryana, Gujarat also has Swarnim Gujarat Sports University and Tamil Nadu state has Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University based in Chennai.
About Haryana Sports University
Haryana Government approved setting up of a dedicated sports varsity that will look after the professional grooming and development of sports persons in the state. On 16th July, Haryana Cabinet approved setting up of Haryana Sports University at Rai in Sonepat district. The University will conduct academic and training programmes in physical education and sports sciences. In addition to these, the university will also run programmes on a host of subjects related to sports education including ports technology, sports medicine, sports management, sports infrastructure engineering, sports psychology, sports nutrition, sports journalism and sports marketing.