01 September 2016 Current Affairs: The Haryana Assembly has unanimously passed the Haryana Sports Council Bill, 2016 to constitute statutory sports councils at state, district, block and municipal levels.
The Bill was tabled by the state Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij. The bill was passed after a long debate that also seen adjournment of house.
The Council upon would be constituted under the Haryana Sports and Physical Fitness Policy, 2015 will neither select sports persons nor send teams for competitions.
The Council is meant for promotion of sports, games, yoga, physical fitness, the ‘Sports for All concept and to augment athletic efficiency, adding that they would also be responsible for coaching, competitions and other sports-related activities. Besides a sports injury centre would be set up in Haryana.
The Sports Council would be headed by the Chief Minister and would have the Sports and Youth Affairs Minister as its Vice President and it will also have some other members in the body.