Cricket legend Kapil Dev has been appointed as the first Chancellor of the Haryana Sports University at Rai in Sonipat district. Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij announced the news on Saturday on his twitter account.
“Kapil Dev will be the first Chancellor of Haryana Sports University at Rai, Sonipat,” he tweeted.
Interestingly, Haryana is the third state in the country to establish a Sports University. Swarnim Gujarat Sports University (Gandhinagar) and Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University (Chennai) are the other two operational in the country.
Notably, Vij had earlier announced that Sports School, Rai (Sonipat), will be upgraded to a Sports University. The proposal for the same has been recently approved by the State Cabinet.
He mentioned that the university will conduct academic and training programmes in – physical education and sports sciences plus sports technology and sports medicine.
The courses conducted by the university will encompass training for sports management, sports infrastructure engineering, sports nutrition, sports psychology, sports journalism and sports marketing.