Punjab has produced some of the finest sports personalities over the years including the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Balbir Singh Sr, Milkha Singh and the list goes on. Single-handedly, Punjab has proved to be the flag bearer of producing World-class athletes. Patiala, Punjab, also called the total city has a long affair with sports. Patiala cricket team was one of the few chosen teams which played against the Britishers. The great Maharajas of Patiala was keen on sports which vilified the sports culture in the state.
Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala India which is also Asia’s largest Sports Institute is housed in the palatial monumental building and sprawling lawns built by the erstwhile Maharaja of Patiala whose descendants dedicated this complex for the promotion of sports to the people of India. Housed in the erstwhile Palace of Maharaja (King) of Patiala (Punjab), National Institute of Sports, which is now the Academic Wing of the Sports Authority of India was established by the Government of India on 7th May 1961 to develop sports in the country on scientific lines and to train the Coaches in different sports disciplines. The Institute was renamed as Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) on 23rd January, 1973.
Also called the Mecca of Sports in India, NSNIS is vilifying the sports culture in India. The coaches, staff, players all receive a quality education and training which improves the players.
The aims and objectives of Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sport are as given below:
To prepare coaches for imparting special training in different games and sports.
To make available the latest information in the field of sports.
To enhance the technical skills of the coaches
To help in searching for talented players.
To impart proper training to the players to participate at the international level.
To provide scholarships to the players to encourage them towards sports.
To impart technical knowledge to the industry engaged in the field of making sports-related equipment using the latest technology.
India should follow up by building similar institutions across the nation which would improve the sports culture by providing good coaches and players.
Source: sarthaks.com and Wikipedia