New Delhi, March 20
Athletics Federation of India president Adille Sumariwalla today said that the government needs to revamp its coaching course at NIS Patiala as it has become outdated. Sumariwalla said that diploma holders from NIS with specialisation in athletics are not being able to clear the international athletics body’s basic level course.
“NIS has an 18-month course. But the person who passes the NIS course with specialisation in athletics fails in the IAAF level 1 course which is the basic level. That is the competency of our coaches who passed from NIS,” Sumariwalla said. “I have given a report to SAI for a revamp in the curriculum; 25 years back, it (NIS) was a fantastic institution.” — PTI