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Delhi government to launch Pay and Play scheme to promote sports

On May 19th 2015, government of Delhi decided to launch Pay and Play scheme at designated stadiums or sport complexes. The main objective behind this scheme is to promote sports for all age groups in Delhi.

  • Under the scheme, Delhiites can play the various games available at the designated stadiums and sports complexes of the state for a fairly modest price. It commences from 1st July with a morning session from 6-9.30 am.
  • Govt. has decided to open its stadia and complexes for the general public, any individual or club can now avail the various facilities present there without having to be it’s member. Playgrounds at various govt. schools will be available to academics, clubs, and individuals as well, to train and coach students free of cost.
  • This facility will be totally free for students and specially abled persons. For others : a nominal fee of RS 100/discipline/month will be charged for people upto 45 years of age and RS 75/month for those above 45 years. BPL candidates and women will be charged at the flat rate of RS 45/month.
  • Stadia and complexes designated for the scheme are : Thyagraj Stadium, Chhatrasad Stadium, East Vinod Sagar Complex, Najafgadh Stadium, Pehlapur Complex, Pooth Kala Complex, Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex.
  • This step was initiated by the Directorate of Education. Interested people will have to enrol constituency wise only after they have fulfilled the eligibility criteria as prescribed.

New Delhi- some facts

  • New Delhi is the capital of India.
  • It was formed in the year 1911 and inaugurated in 1931.
  • Present Chief minister is Arvind Kejriwal of AAP party.
  • WHO ranks Delhi as world’s worst polluted city.
  • It is a cosmopolitan city with multi-ethnic and multi-cultural presence..
  • Important summits hosted by Delhi are  7th NAM Summit in 1983, BRICS Summit in 2012.
  • It will also host IBSA Summit in 2015 .

Places of importance in Delhi.

National Museum– It is one of the largest and oldest museums in India which was inaugurated on 15th August 1949.
India Gate— It was built in 1931. It is a national  monument of India, commemorating 90,000 soldiers of Indian Army , who lost their lives in World War 1 and in   Third Anglo-Afghan War.
Rajpath— It was built in the lines of Paris Champs-Elysees, where Republic Day parade takes place every year.
Gandhi Smriti— a place in New Delhi where Mahatma Gandhi spent 144 days of his life and Gandhi was cremated in Rajghat.
Jantar Mantar— it is in Connaught Place and has 13 architectural astronomy instruments.  Connaught Place or CP is one of the largest commercial and business centres in New Delhi