On Thursday, the head coach of the Indian badminton team, Pullela Gopichand, announced a national scholarship program at The Sports School.
Under Gopichand’s mentorship, The Sports School Badminton Academy and technical partner Badminton Gurukul have teamed up to provide students with the best training methods to develop their desire to play sports and transform it into a full-fledged profession, a media release said.
Scholarships of up to 100% will be awarded to students who have the drive and talent to succeed in sports without compromising their academic skills.
“Badminton Gurukul is an initiative that started with the idea of promoting physical literacy and creating a positive play experience through quality teaching delivered in an organized and systematic manner,” Gopichand said.
“This is a professional academy that will provide training at the beginner, intermediate and professional levels while providing complete guidance for young badminton enthusiasts,” he added.
Students will be selected for a scholarship that will cover academic and sports fees based on their rankings and achievements with subsequent trials.
Up to five students a year will receive 100% scholarships.
The selection committee includes Gopichand, Dr Sankar UV and the founder and MD of Badminton Gurukul Supriya Devgun.
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