Rijiju to inaugurate Assam Rifles Public School (Sports) at Laitkor.


Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju will inaugurate the Assam Rifles Public School (Sports) at Laitkor, Shillong on January 4, next year.
Assam Rifles has 42 Assam Rifles Public School (ARPS) across North East for providing better education to children of its soldiers as also the local populace. Over the years all ARPSs have made a substantial contribution in providing quality education for the upliftment of the region.
Assam Rifles will add another feather on its cap when ARPS, Laitkor, Shillong will get converted to a Sports School having facilities for training in three sports of athletics, archery & fencing.
The school will be known as ARPS (Sports), Laitkor having 50 boys and 50 girls students selected by Sports Authority of India (SAI) who will be coached and trained by the personnel of SAI.
This school at Laitkor, Shillong will become the first such school of its kind in the North East.
Assam Rifles and SAI are signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for initially inducting 100 students with proven/ potential talent in athletics, archery, and fencing. All expenditure on academics and training of the students will be sponsored by SAI under the Khelo India scheme of the Govt of India.
Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan, AVSM, SM**, DG Assam Rifles has been instrumental in the conversion of ARPS Laitkor to a Sports School on the line of Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai Sonipat, Haryana. Shri Kiren Rijiju, Honourable Union Minister was involved in this initiative of Assam Rifles from the beginning. The inauguration ceremony is likely to be attended by Dr. Conrad K Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya besides other senior Army, CAPF, and Govt officials.