Shillong (Meghalaya ), Dec 29 : North East’s premier school – Assam Rifles Public School situated at Laitkor would become a Sports School from Jan 4 next .
A press note said that the school will be known as ARPS (Sports) that would accommodate 50 boys and 50 girls students selected by Sports Authority of India (SAI) who would be trained t by Sports Authority of India ( SAI)
ARPS, Laitkor will become the first ever such school in the North East.
Assam Rifles and SAI will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for initially inducting 100 students with proven/ potential talent in athletics, archery and fencing, the statement said, adding that all expenditure on academics and training of the students will be sponsored by SAI under the Khelo India scheme of the Government .
The school will be in line with the Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai Sonipat, Haryana.