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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The remaining work connected with the completion of the infrastructure facilities at the G.V. Raja Sports School at Mylom near hear will be completed in a time-bound manner.

Announcing this to the media and the students of the school, the Education Minister, M.A. Baby, who along with the Sports Minister, M. Vijayakumar, visited the school for an on-the-spot study on Wednesday, said the Government was also planning to set up a coordination committee, including officials of the Sports and Education Departments and the Kerala State Sports Council (KSSC), for the smooth functioning of the prestigious institution.

Mr. Baby said, rather apologetically, that he and the Sports Minister shared the responsibility for the hardships faced by the students of the school. Immediate attention would be given to improve the living conditions of the students and also for the completion of the indoor stadium, the hockey ground and the athletic track.

“The functioning of the school would be given a new direction soon as the year coincided with the centenary celebrations of the late G.V. Raja, the founder president of the KSSC in whose memory this institution has been named.”

Mess allowance

The Sports Minister said already a decision has been made to increase the mess allowance of the students of the school from the present rate of Rs. 40 per day to Rs. 50 per day. Further, the Government was also considering various proposals to upgrade the institution into a centre of excellence. Also, more land would be acquired for upgrading the facilities at the school.

The KSSC president, T.P. Dasan, said the follow-up work on the problems identified would be taken up on a war footing. The emphasis of the KSSC would be on turning it into a National institute.

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