'Sports University Bill' passed in Delhi Assembly

The 'Sports University' Bill was tabled in the Delhi Assembly on Monday with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserting that it is aimed at getting more medals than China in the Olympics.

The Bill was passed by the House with a voice vote.

Participating in a discussion on the bill, the chief minister said that the political leaders and bureaucrats will not have a say in the functioning of the proposed Sports University. Professionals will run it instead, he said.

Kejriwal said in last 70 years, the country has won only 28 medals in Olympics. In the last Olympics in 2016, China won 70 medals, adding that there is no dearth of talent in India.

"This Bill will realise the dream of every youth and sportsperson in the country of winning more gold than China. I am sure this dream will be realised in my lifetime. I will not go anywhere unless India wins more gold than China," Kejriwal said in his address in the House.