The Haryana Government will give University Status to Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai (Sonepat). This was disclosed by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, while laying the foundation stone of Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram Kushti Academy at Kharkhoda in Sonepat district, today.He said the state government was doing all for the development of sports and welfare of players in the state and announced the decision to give Rs 21 lakh to the academy.The Chief Minister said Haryana had emerged as a national and international hub of sports. The state government has formulated sports policy and substantially increased the prize money for the medal winners. As many as 309 Vyaayamshalas have been started in villages which would be further expanded.In addition, 525 sports nurseries have been set up for the students between the age group of 9 and 14 years in government schools so that they are equipped to play the sports of their choice in future.The Chief Minister said in order to develop conventional sports of Kushti and Kabaddi, state level competitions carrying prize money of Rs 1 crore in each discipline have been started. Haryana has proved itself to be a leader in sports. This year, Haryana sportspersons won 22 medals out of total 66 won by India in the Commonwealth Games, he added.
The Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai was founded in July 1973 by the Government of Haryana with the prime objective to provide excellent education facilities with extra emphasis on sports to deserving students. The school is organized on the Public School pattern. It is fully residential & co-educational. The School is a member of the Indian Public Schools Conference. The School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education for the Secondary (Class X) and Senior Secondary (Class XII) Examinations. Our endeavour is to help and guide the students in their vigorous pursuit of excellence in academics and sports.
The administration of the School is vested in a Special Board for the Haryana. The expenditure on academics and sports is heavily subsidised by the state Government.The School is located at Rai, District Sonipat. Rai is popularly known as “Beeswan Meel” and is about 37 Km north of Delhi on the Sher Shah Suri Marg (GT Road). There are frequent bus services from Delhi’s Maharana Partap Inter State Bus Terminus, Kashmiri Gate, Rai “Beeswan Meel”. Buses coming from Chandigarh and Punjab will drop passengers on request at Beeswan
Meel. The nearest town (District Headquarter) and Railway Station are at Sonipat, about 13 km from the school. The nearest Airport is at Palam (Delhi).Spread over about 300 acres of verdant splendour, the magnificent campus covers the school building, academics and administrative blocks, hostels, residential accommodation for staff, auditorium, athletics stadium, swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, equestrian lines, football and hockey fields, cricket field, squash court, school infirmary and miles of boulevards skirted by majestic avenues.
The School buildings are specially designed and are sheer architectural beauties. Our sports and games infrastructure is most modern and perhaps the best in the country. Our campus is a perfect setting and an ideal environment for intellectual, aesthetic and physical development of the chosen few who Dare fortunate to gain admission in our school.The School Motto is enshrined in the Sanskrit _expression, ‘Udhravo bhava’, meaning “Rise High”. Thus all our efforts are directed to help our students to forge ahead providing them with the right opportunities and ideal enviornment for harmonious development of the personality we endeavour to instill in the students a sense of responsibility and initiative to become useful members of the society so that they can competently play their important role in the nation building process.
The academic and administrative head of the School is the Principal and Director. He is assisted by the Incharge, Academics and Bursar (Administrative Officer). The teaching staff consists of fully qualified and trained teachers with the necessary attributes and aptitude to work in a residential school.Our coaches are drawn from three sources : our own establishment, Sports Authority of India and Sports Department, Haryana. Each one of them, besides being a good sports person is a virtual expert in his/her discipline. The coaching they impart in various sports and games is modern and scientific.