Maharashtra govt to set up first international sports university by 2021

Maharashtra govt to set up first international sports university by 2021

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MUMBAI: Maharashtra Sports Minister Sunil Kedar recently announced to set up the first international sports university of the state in Pune district and will start functioning from the academic session 2021-22.

The institution is expected to bring together faculties of various sports activities and help in research to bring up international level sportspersons.

The state cabinet last week approved a draft bill for the constitution of the international sports university, and it was passed out in the winter session of the legislature.

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The Maharashtra government had announced in the budget that such a university will be set up.

Earlier, senior BJP leader Haribhau Bagade alleged that the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government was planning to shift the sports university proposed in Aurangabad city of Marathwada to Pune.

He also said the project to set up the sports university in the biggest city in Marathwada was announced by the erstwhile BJP government.

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