Odisha should pursue one of the sports and physical education university proposed by the 12th plan working group on Sports and Physical Education

The 12th plan working group report on Sports and Physical Education recommends the establishment of  four regional centres of LNUPE and 5 new sports and physical education universities or physical education colleges. Odisha must vigorously pursue the central government and the planning commission to get one of the proposed 5 sports and physical education universities.

In this regard, please send an email to the Odisha CM at cmo@ori.nic.in with content such as given below:

Dear Esteemed CM:

The 12th plan working group on Sports and Physical Education has recommended in their report at http://planningcommission.nic.in/aboutus/committee/wrkgrp12/hrd/wg_repsports.pdf that "for meeting the increasing demand of Physical Education Teachers and producing quality PETs, at least four regional centres of LNUPE and 5 new sports and physical education universities or physical education colleges should be opened during 12th
Plan. "

Kindly pursue with the central government regarding having one of these universities in Odisha.

Sincerely,

Following are some rationale behind pursuing a Sports and Physical Education University. Please have a look at it at your leisure. 

While promoting sports,  besides providing good facilities (hostels, stadiums, turfs), what is most important is that the athletes are provided with opportunities to pursue some recognized degree/diploma/certificate of study so that they have alternate avenues of employment. For example, consider the story in http://www.indiablooms.com/SportsVideoDetails/sportsVideoDetails180312f.php.

Following is an excerpt from that story.

Renowned national woman footballer Jhilli Munda, who has represented India at international and national events in several tournaments, is bearing the brunt of acute poverty and she is forced to roll beedis to earn her bread and butter. 

It is well known that among the athletes that join the sports hostels, only a few make it to the state and national teams and of them only a few get appropriate jobs. What happens to the rest? It is sad to read about Jhili Munda’s story above. The point is until and unless we make sure that kids pursuing a career as an athlete have a way to make a living we can not significantly improve the sports scenario in Odisha and India. Now how do we make sure that *all* kids pursuing a career as an athlete have a way to make a living. 

The way to do that is to provide them with some *relevant education* in parallel with their athletics training such that even if they do not make it to the top in sports, they can get a good job and make a living. What are some of the relevant educational avenues and programs?

Some of them are:

  • Physical training
  • Coaching in various sports
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports medicine
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Sports Management and Mass Communication
  • Health Sciences & Yoga
  • Sports Massage
  • Grounds Management
  • Health and fitness management
  • Sports journalism
  • Sports photography and 
  • Sports commentary.

Some of these courses are offered at the three established institutions in India:

In the 2011-12 budget there was mention of the following *new* initiatives: 

  • Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development in Tamil Nadu: With a 2011-12 budget allocation of 10.8 crores (2010-11: 9.9 crores)
  • Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Education – NE area and Sikkim Initiative: With a 2011-12 budget allocation of 15 crores (2010-11: 3 crores)
In the 2012-13 budget (http://indiabudget.nic.in/ub2012-13/eb/sbe106.pdf ) there was the mention of the following *new* initiatives:

  • 7. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Developmentin Tamil Nadu has a budget of 18.9 crores.
  • 28. National Institute of Sports Science and Sports Medicine 5 crores
  • 29. National Institute of Coaching Education 5 crores

Note that none of the above are in the eastern part of India and none are in the traditional tribal areas of India.

The 12th plan has a working group on Sports and Physical Education. They have a report at http://planningcommission.nic.in/aboutus/committee/wrkgrp12/hrd/wg_repsports.pdf .  In that report the following is mentioned.

5.15 It has been recommended that for meeting the increasing demand of Physical Education Teachers and producing quality PETs, at least four regional centres of LNUPE and 5 new sports and physical education universities or physical education colleges should be opened during 12th Plan. An outlay of Rs. 900 crore on this account during 12th Plan is projected.  
Thus we should vigorously pursue the establishment of  a National Sports Institute/University in Odisha that not only offers training in the sports Odisha excels in (Hockey – mens and womens, Football, Rowing, etc.) but also offers the above mentioned programs so that every athlete of Odisha is able to simultaneously pursue a certificate/diploma/degree in one of the above disciplines and is able to make a decent living.

Considering that Sundergarh and Rourkela area is the hotbed of Odisha athletics (mainly Hockey) and it is a tribal district, it would be good to locate the proposed National Sports Institute/University in Sundergarh/Rourkela. It may have branches in Kendrapada and Bhubaneswar to cater to the women footballers of Kendrapada and other sports persons in Bhubaneswar/Cuttack. Moreover the university in Sundergarh/Rourkela can also cater to athletes in Jharkhand.

 
The recent election of Mr. Dilip Tirkey as a Rajya Sabha MP can be seen/argued as an indication that the Odisha government is serious about promoting sports in a wholesome way, with particular attention to adivasis.

Add comment May 1st, 2012

Sports hostels in Orissa

The following is from http://orissagov.nic.in/sports&youthservices/dsys/hostels.htm.

The Sports Hostel Scheme was launched in our State in the year 1985 with the objective to enable the talented young Sports persons to undergo systematic coaching for a prolonged period. As per the scheme, the young talented boys and girls in the age group of 10-14 yrs. are selected from the grass-root level through a rigorous process of tests which include anthropometrics as well as series of battery of tests.  After determining their motor capabilities, they are finally selected on the basis of their performance in specific skill tests.  The Sports Hostel scheme has paid rich dividends as large number of Sports Hostel products have proved their worth in National and International tournaments. At present there are 14 Sports Hostels and 3 Centers of Excellence functioning in the State.

 NON-PLAN SECTOR

 

 

A

Sports Hostel, Cuttack

Disciplines Covered

 

Sanctioned strength

Present Strength

Established  –  1985

Football (Boys) (Jr & Sr.), Gymnastics (Boys & Girls), Hockey (Boys)

 79

 77 

 

B

Sports Hostel, Bhubaneswar

Disciplines Covered

 

 

 

 

Sanctioned Strength

Present Strength

Established – 1985

Athletics (Boys & Girls)

Basketball (Boys & Girls)

Volleyball (Boys & Girls)

Weight Lifting (Girls)

Football (Girls)

120

116    

C

Sports Hostel, Sambalpur

Discipline Covered

 

Sanctioned strength

Present Strength

Established – 1987

Swimming (Boys)

Football (Boys)

37

36

D

Sports Hostel, Berhampur

Disciplines covered

 

 

Sanctioned strength

Present Strength

Established – 1988

Volleyball (Boys)

Basketball (Boys)

Wt. Lifting (Boys)

32

32

E

Sports Hostel, Puri

Disciplines covered

 

 

Sanctioned strength

Present Strength

Established – 1987

Wrestling (Boys)

Kabaddi (Boys)

Gymnastics (Boys)

39

32

F

Sports Hostel, Bhawanipatna

Disciplines covered

Sanctioned strength

Present Strength

Established – 1988-89

Football (Boys)

22

20

G

Sports Hostel, Baripada

Disciplines covered

 

Sanctioned Strength

Present strength

Established – 1989-90

Football (Boys)

Athletics (Boys)

32

31

PLAN SECTOR

A

Sports Hostel Balasore

Disciplines covered

  

Sanctioned Strength

Present Strength

Established – 1989-90

Football (Boys)

Volleyball (Boys)

34

32

B

Sports Hostel Keonjhar

Disciplines covered

 

Sanctioned Strength 

Present Strength

Established – 1991-92

Athletics, (Boys) Archery, (Boys)

Football (Boys)

42 

39

C

Sports Hostel Bolangir

Disciplines covered

Sanctioned strength 

Present strength

Established – 1991-92

Football  (Boys)

22

21

D

Sports Hostel Nayagarh

Disciplines covered

Sanctioned strength 

Present strength

Established – 2001

Football (Boys)

22

22

TRIBAL AREA SUB-PLAN SECTOR

A

Sports Hostel, Panposh, Rourkela

Discipline Covered

Sanctioned strength

Present Strength

Established – 1985

Hockey (Boys & Girls)

65

65

B

Sports Hostel, Sundergarh

Disciplines covered

  

 

Sanctioned strength

Present strength

Established – 1997-98

Football     (Boys)

Athletics    (Boys)

Hockey      (Boys)

52

52

C

Sports Hostel ,Koraput

Disciplines covered

Sanctioned strength

Present strength

Established – 1991-92

Athletics, (Boys)

Volleyball (Boys)

22

20

 Government in Sports & Y.S Department bears the expenditure towards the stipend of the inmates @ Rs. 2250/- per head per month, Sports kits and uniforms, medicine, bedding  materials, admission fees of Schools and T.A/D.A etc. for attending different National/International tournaments and coaching camp wherever necessary. Scientific coaching in systematic manner by experienced coaches are provided to these inmates during their stay in the hostels.

 

 

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Government in Sports Department have implemented the scheme of  Centre of  Excellence for  providing intensive coaching to Sports persons between the age group of 15-18 years who are proficient in the concerned field.  In order to be eligible for admission to the Centre of Excellence a candidate must have secured first to sixth position in any recognized National Championship either in Individual or Team events. During their stay in the Centre the inmates enjoy the same facilities availed by their sports Hostels counterparts. The scheme has proved it’s worth as many of the inmates of Centers of Excellence have laurels for the State. In pursuance of this scheme, the Centre of Excellence at the following places are now functional in the State:

Sl

Name of the Centre

Discipline Covered

Sanctioned Strength

Present Strength

1

Centre of Excellence, Bhubaneswar, Khurda         

Athletics, (Boys & Girls)

Weight Lifting (Girls)

16

6

2

Centre of Excellence, Berhampur, Ganjam

Weight Lifting (Boys)

3

NIL

3

Centre of Excellence, Rourkela, Sundergarh

Hockey (Boys & Girls)

36

36

 

 

TALENT SCOUTING

          Govt. in Sports & Youth Services Department have established 14 Sports Hostels in the State. In order to spot the budding sporting talents from grass root level and to nurture them by admitting in to Sports Hostels the Scheme of Talent Scouting has been formulated in the following manner. The talents must be within the age group of 10 to 14 Years and a student of Class-VIII or below in recognized educational institutions in order to be eligible to appear at the talent scouting selection .

  A)               Block & Dist. Level Selection

At the advent of each Academic Session, all Collectors of the Districts are requested to circulate the Scheme at Panchayat level & Block level for wide publicity and information of the interested sports talents as well as their parents to appear the selection test. It is the responsibility of the Block Development Officers to instruct the educational institutions for selection of talents at Gram Panchayat & Block level. The District Sports Officer of concerned District co-ordinates with the B. D. Os & educational institutions for selection process. Selection of talents at Block & District level Competition are organized in all Districts in order to select the outstanding talents of the Districts. Adequate publicity in print and electronics media regarding conduct of the lower level scouting as well as district level scouting are made for information of general public.

 

B)              State Level Assessment Camp

After conduct of the Selection trail in all the Districts, the D.S.Os send the list of selected talents along with their detail Bio-Data, motor ability test and Battery test report etc. to the Directorate of Sports & YS., Orissa, Bhubaneswar. A Committee is constituted in the Directorate of Sports & Y.S, Orissa, Bhubaneswar for scrutinization of the lists sent by all the D.S.Os.  Keeping in view the vacancies in different disciplines in all the Sports Hostels a select list of talents is prepared in order to call them for the State level scouting. After fixation of the date of State level selection all the D.S.Os are intimated regarding the list of selected talents in the State level scouting of their respective districts with instruction to ensure attendance of the talents. Selection committees are constituted in all eleven disciplines to prepare the merit list of the talents for admission in the Sports Hostels taking in to consideration of their age, educational qualification, motor ability and skill in the particular discipline.

The selected talents are intimated on the spot for taking admission into the Sports Hostels within specific time frame.  

 

NON-RESIDENTIAL SUMMER COACHING CAMP

 With a view to provide Coaching to the talents in rural areas as well as urban areas of the State in the popular disciplines of the localities concerned, the scheme of Non-Residential Summer Coaching Camp has been introduced by the Sports & Youth Services Department. Normally these camps are held during Summer vacation during the month of May-June every year. Coaches of the Directorate of Sports & Youth Services, Orissa Council of Sports and Sports Authority of India are deputed for imparting the Coaching in the camps. Concerned D.S.Os in co-ordination with local Sports Clubs, Sports lovers and educational institutions conducts the coaching camps which generally conducted for two weeks. Provision of refreshment and Sports kits are supplied for the purpose. 

 

4.       SAI SPORTS HOSTEL, CUTTACK

Sports Authority of India has established a Sports Hostel (Residential) at Cuttack to provide coaching to the students between 16-20 years of age in the disciplines of Athletics, Gymnastics, Football etc.  The students residing in SAI sports hostel are getting monthly stipend of Rs. 1500/- towards their fooding charges.  The total sanctioned strength of this hostel is 74.  Besides this, a Non-residential Training Centre is also functioning at Cuttack in Football and Athletics with a student strength of 20.

 

5.       SPDA SPORTS HOSTEL, DHENKANAL

         

          Sports Authority of India has established a Sports Hostel at Dhenkanal for development of Sports talents in the disciplines of Football & Athletics.

 

1.       CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Government in Sports Department have implemented the scheme for providing intensive coaching to sports persons between the age group of 15-20 years who are proficient in the concerned field in pursuance of this scheme,  the Centre of Excellence at the following places have been opened; 

Sl

Name of the hostel

Boys

Girls

Total strength

Present strength

1

Sports Hostel, Rourkela (Hockey)

18

18

36

33

2

Sports Hostel, Berhampur (Wt.Lifting – Boys)

05

05

03

3

Sports Hostel, Bhubaneswar (Athletics Boys & Girls = 08), Wt.Lifting – Girls = 04)

08

04

12

07

 

Total

 

 

53

43

Sports Hostels

Students belonging to the age group of 10-14 yrs are being admitted into sports hostels in the State situated at different places.

          There are 14 sports hostels as detailed below;

Sl

Location

Year of Estt.

Disciplines covered

Total inmates

01

Cuttack

1985

Football, Gymnastics & Hockey

79

02

Bhubaneswar

1985

Athletics, Basketball, Volleyball, Football & Wt.Lifting

120

03

Sambalpur

1987

Swimming & Football

37

04

Berhampur

1988

Volleyball, Basketball & Wt.Lifting

32

05

Puri

1987

Wrestling, Kabaddi & Gymnastics

39

06

Bhawanipatna

1989

Football

22

07

Baripada

1990

Football & Athletics

32

08

Balasore

1990

Volleyball & Football

34

09

Keonjhar

1992

Archery, Athletics & Football

42

10

Bolangir

1992

Football

22

11

Koraput

1992

Athletics & Volleyball

22

12

Sundergarh

1998

Football, Athletics & Hockey

52

13

Nayagarh

2001

Football

22

14

Rourkela

1985

Hockey

65

 

Centre of Excellence

 

There are 3 Centres of Excellence in the State

 

1.       Centre of Excellence (Sports Hostel, Panposh)                 Hockey                  36

2.       Centre of Excellence (Sports Hostel, Berhampur)              Wt.Lifting              03

3.       Centre of Excellence (Sports Hostel, Bhubaneswar) Athletics & Wt.Lifting     16

          Sports persons having excellent performance in the age group of 15-20 yrs are inducted to the Centre of Excellence for intensive coaching.  They are provided with  monthly stipend of Rs. 1200/- towards fooding expenses & other facilities as available to the inmates of Sports Hostels.

 

 

4 comments April 27th, 2008

Sports schools and institutions

Following is from a PIB release.

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) runs 126 National Sports Talent Contest (NSTC) Centres, 10 Special Area Games (SAG) Centres, 57 SAI Training Centres (STC), 18 Army Boys Sports Company Scheme (ABSC) Centre and 10 Centre of Excellence (COX) where sportspersons are given training in different sports disciplines.  State-wise details are at Annexe-I.  Besides, SAI has an Academic Wing at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala.

Funds are not directly allocated to any Centre. They  are released to SAI Regional Centres, which in turn, make  releases to various centres on a need basis.  During the last 3 years, the  following grants were utilized for  SAI Centres:-

Year                       Grant released

                              (Rs. in lakhs)

 

2004-05                   436.70

2005-06                   499.00                                   

2006-07                                     505.00

The details of the funds given to the NSNIS, Patiala during the last 3 years for operating sports scholarship scheme, rural sports programmme, the North East Sports Festival and Women Sports Festival are as under:

Year                       Grant released

                              (Rs. in lakhs)

2004-05                 987.83             

2005-06               1041.41

2006-07                 731.61

ANNEX-I

State (s)

National Sports Talent Contest

Special Area Games

SAI Tr. Ctr.

Army Boys Sports Co.

Centre of Ex.

1.

 Andaman Nicobar

01

01

2.

Andhra Pradesh

05

05

02

3.

Arunachal Pradesh

01

01

4.

Assam

04

02

02

5.

Bihar

04

03

01

01

6.

Chandigarh

03

01

7.

Chattishgarh

04

01

8.

Daman Diu

9.

Delhi

07

01

01

01

10.

Goa

01

01

11.

Gujarat

02

01

01

12.

Haryana

09

03

01

13.

Himachal Praesh

02

02

14.

Jammu Kashmir

03

01

01

15.

Jharkhand

06

01

01

16.

Karnataka

03

03

02

01

17.

Kerala

03

02

04

01

18.

Lakshadweep

19.

Madhya Pradesh

09

05

02

01

20.

Maharashtra

17

02

02

21.

Manipur

04

02

01

01

22.

Meghalaya

01

01

23.

Mizoram

01

24.

Nagaland

01

01

25.

Orissa

08

02

02

26.

Pondicherry

01

01

27.

Punjab

06

03

01

28.

Rajashthan

07

02

01

29.

Sikkim

01

01

30..

Tamilnadu

01

02

02

31.

Tripura

02

01

32.

Uttar Pradesh

07

06

03

01

33.

Uttranchal

02

01

01

34.

West Bengal

02

04

01

Total

126

19

57

18

10

This information was given by Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, Minister of Panchayati Raj, Youth Affairs & Sports and DoNER in the Lok Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Smt. Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo and Shri Jivabhai Ambalal Patel.

 

Add comment August 23rd, 2007


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