On 7th April, 1970 a meeting was convened in the secretariat by Sri Raveendran, the Hon. Minister for Industries, Labour and Sports for improving the standard of sports in Kerala. Representatives of different sports and games association, experts of the field and persons who are interested in sports and games attended the meeting. The meeting decided to constitute a committee to plan and implement various schemes for the promotion of sports in the state of Kerala.
Accordingly, a sub committee was formed with Justice V R Krishna Ayyar as the Chairman. The committee studied the Sports scenario of Kerala and submitted a comprehensive report for the development and promotion of Sports in Kerala. For that it was recommended to start Sport Hostels, Sports, Schools, and Sports Divisions with the sole purpose of identifying and nurturing of Sports potential at a very young stage.
The G.V Raja Sports School in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala was established in 1975 August 11. The contributions of Lt. Col. P. R. Godha Varma Raja, the father of sports in Kerala is memorable and to pay tribute to his efforts, the first school for nurturing sports talents in Kerala was named after him as Government G.V. Raja Sports School.