NPFA UK delegation meets Sports Minister



NPFA UK delegation meets Sports Minister New Delhi: A two-member delegation of UK's National Playing Fields Association today called on Union Sports Minister MS Gill and discussed plans to set up model playfields in the capital.

As part of a join initiative, NPFA director Alison Moore Gwyn and Fields Manager John James is on a four-day visit to India to study several open spaces across the national capital which are either lying unused or being used only partially.

"After identification of the plots, a pilot project would be taken up to develop model playfields in those areas. The team will also interact with local bodies like DDA, MCD and NDMC to facilitate the project," a ministry release said.

The National Plying Fields Association of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NPFA UK last month to carry out the project as the bodies are also planning to jointly organise a national level conference in order to convince the states about importance of such measures.

The NPFAI was formed by the Sports Ministry earlier this year, with renowned sportspersons like PT Usha, Bishen Singh Bedi and Indu Puri as members.

Bureau Report