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Union Minister inaugurates sports meet for tribal students

28   //    14 Jan 2019, 22:07 IST

Hyderabad, Jan 14 (PTI) Union Minister of State for Tribal Welfare J S Bhabhor inaugurated the first Eklavya Model Residential Schools Sports Meet 2019,a national event, here Monday.

The sports meet is conducted by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with the Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TTWREIS), an official press release said here.

The release quoted the Minister as saying on the occasion that the Centre is planning to establish more than 400 Eklavya model schools by 2022.

The government of India is planning to establish more than 400 such model schools by 2022, the release said.

Also, the government is taking measures to develop Eklavya Model Residential Schools on par with the Navodaya Vidyalayas with focus on overall development of tribal students, it said.

Participants from across the country are taking part in various events at the sports meet, the release said

There would be 13 events, including athletics in which there would be 13 different competitions such as various runs, jumps and walks, it added