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Govt to give 60 lakh for Sania’s training

Govt to give 60 lakh for Sania’s training
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Tennis star Sania Mirza has been selected under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme for financial assistance from National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) for training as part of preparation for Olympics 2016. She has been allocated a budget of Rs 60 lakh for customised training. Consequently,

New Delhi: Tennis star Sania Mirza has been selected under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme for financial assistance from National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) for training as part of preparation for Olympics 2016. She has been allocated a budget of Rs 60 lakh for customised training. Consequently,

she requested the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for financial assistance on account of payment of coaching fee and other training expenses.

It is noted that her personal coach is Christian Filhol (France) and she has signed anagreement with him for availing of his services.

It is also noted that the other training expenses include lodging, travel and services of support persons.

Financial assistance up to Rs 30 lakh (being 50 per cent of the budget allocated to Sania Mirza) will be released in installments after getting the actual schedule of training with supporting documents. The release of the balance amount will be made after selection of her partner in doubles/mixed doubles, a statement said.

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