School Sports Promotion Foundation and Sports Authority of India have entered into a co-operation agreement to launch Talent Search & Nurture [NT-SN] in all schools across India. The program is open for participation to all schools; government, private, municipal, aided or of any other description and recognized by any state of affiliated to any board in India.
The program is also available to schools located overseas and affiliated to any Indian board. NT-SN will reach out to every school in the country to search & spot talented players between the age group of 10 to 15 years. Only school teams are permitted to participate.
The Departments of Sports and School Education & Literacy, Government of India have supported the program and have advised all state secretaries of education, state boards, central boards, Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas to participate in NT-SN.
Doordarshan has agreed to telecast live selected matches at the State & National level.
All participants would be awarded a certificate of participation. It includes, student players and match officials. Certificate of Merit shall be awarded to those excelling in the sport at any level, including the schools. Students forming part of the National team would be considered for award of 100% scholarship to study in the best boarding school also designated as CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE for a specific sport. They would also get opportunities of playing at international levels.
Students in this CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE shall, in addition to best academic support also receive the international level of sports coaching for the remaining years of his school education.