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Jamia Millia is Sports Authority of India's extension centre

Monday July 04, 2011 03:49:53 PM, IANS

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Monday was adopted as an extension centre by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for training in athletics, football, hockey and volleyball.

A Jamia spokesperson said the scheme is being promoted by SAI to develop sports at all levels especially in juniors.

"Schools and colleges actively involved in sports, with adequate infrastructure, and a history of producing national and international sports persons are eligible under this scheme," the official said.

Jamia will conduct selection trials from July 13-15 for students in the age group 14-17 years and also for those in age group of 14-19, who have represented the state.

SAI will provide sportspersons with Rs.6,000 per annum as stipend for diet and kit.

"The concept is to develop sports standard in schools and colleges that organize specific sports and have shown commendable results," the official added.










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