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North MCD to appoint sports teacher in schools to spot young talent

To encourage games and to produce future sports stars, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) has announced to appoint sports/ physical education teacher in its 750 schools.

The Corporation, while approving the proposal in its Standing Committee meeting recently, said it would start the process of hiring teachers-cum-coaches in a couple of months. 

“As sports is gaining prominence, the need of the hour is to ensure that there are adequate sporting facilities, especially teachers, in schools. Once we get the go-ahead by the House, we will hire them on a contractual basis,” said Pravesh Wahi, chairman of the North MCD’s Standing Committee. 

The Corporation runs around 750 schools, in which around 4 lakh children are studying. 

As per the plan, at least one sports teacher will be appointed in each school. The number of sports teachers will be increased as per the requirement. 

A proposal regarding the appointment of one sports/ physical education teacher in each school run the civic body, like in private schools, has been approved by the standing committee. 

“In each of the Corporation-run school, there are teachers for all subjects. But there is no provision for sports/ physical education teacher in any school. 

The proposal stated that to ensure the physical development of children, studying in private schools, classes are conducted for various sporting activity. And for this, they appoint sports/ physical education teachers,” said Wahi.

He added by providing sports teachers, the corporation was identifying sporting talent among children, which could be polished and they may be transformed into  future sports stars. 

“By identifying sporting talent at an early stage, we may create a future Olympic or cricket star. These sports teachers will also help in the overall development of children in our school. The modalities of the appointment of the sports teachers, whether contractual or permanent, would be decided in a couple of week,” added Wahi.
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