was approved during the First AGM of the Association, which was
held on Dec 2000. The scheme covers the children of serving and
retired BSA members. The scheme provided for a scholarship of Rs.
5000/- to children who excel in sports. Over the years, it was
found that this scholarship is not achieving its aim and there
was a need to revise this scheme. During the MCM held on 19 Jun
2008 it was suggested that talented children who have the
potential to become sports person at national level will only be
selected and sponsored either in full or part for their sports
trg/competitions. The revised Sports Scholarship Scheme is
enumerated in the subsequent paras.
The dependents of
BSA members between the ages of 12 and 18 years as on 01 Apr
will be eligible for this scholarship. Only those children who
have represented at a level from where they take part a State
level championship will be considered for selection.
Aim of this
standard operating procedure is to lay down procedure for
selection, boarding, loading, schooling, training, kitting and
weeding out of children of serving and retired BSA members,
availing the scheme.
The Scholarship Scheme
The selected child would undergo sports related training along
with the Bombay Sappers Group Sports teams/Boys Sports Coy. Army
and civilian coaches available with Boys Sports Company and
Group teams shall be coaching the children selected for sports
scholarship. In addition, help can be taken from Army Sports
college located at Pune. From these points of view, it should be
possible to keep the child at Pune by either posting the father
for a specified period in the Centre or keeping the child in the
boys hostel (if the child is boy) so that the child can pursue
studies as well train for the sports.
Process. Guidelines for selecting the children of Bombay
Sappers in given at Appendix ‘A’.
and Schooling. The selected child will undergo schooling
at Army School, Kirkee. Sports scholarship is given for maximum
of 04 years.
Boarding/Loading. The selected child will require to
stay at the Gurnam Boys Hostel unless his father is posted at
Selected child should be a direct relation of a Bombay Sappers
Scholarship. Maximum of two scholarship may be awarded
every year and a maximum of 8 children can be sponsored at any
given time. The max duration of the scholarship will be 4 years.
The cost of training/equipping/competitions and boarding/lodging
upto Rs 25000/- per year will be borne by the BSA. Any
expenditure above this amount and the cost of edn will be borne
by the parent. Hence, the total fund requirement from the BSA
will be Rs 50000/- in the first year increasing to a max of four
lacs per annum in four/ years will remain constant there-after
Application on a
plain paper giving details as pr Appendix ‘B’ will be submitted
to the office of BSA so as to reach latest by 15 Jan. Attested
copies of certificate/documents supporting the standards
achieved will be attached with the application. The application
will be submitted through units in respect of serving members
and directly be retired members in respect of their wards. The
applications will be addressed to the Vice-Chairman, Bombay
Sappers Association, C/o BEG & Centre, Kirkee, Pune- 411003.
Details to be included in the
application are given in Appendix 'B'.
A Board of
Officers will be ordered by the BSA during the month of Jan
every year for selection of candidates. The selection process
will include physical and medical tests similar to those being
conducted for children being selected for Boys Sports Coy.
The scholarship will
be given to a child for a max period of 4 years. In addition the
scholarship can be terminated on discipline/performance grounds.
The decision of the Vice-Chairman will be final and binding for
termination of the scholarship.
sports scholarship aims at producing national/international
level sportsmen from the wards of Bombay Sappers. The scheme
also aims at the overall development of the child.