Univ. to be equipped with modern sports infrastructure
New Delhi, Dec. 31 (Delhi Crown): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University at Meerut on Sunday.
The University will be established at Salawa and Kaili villages of Sardhana town in Meerut at an estimated cost of about Rs 700 Crore, said an official statement by the PMO.
The establishment of the new Major Dhyan Chand Sports University at Meerut will be a major step towards fulfilling this vision, added the statement.
The sports university will be equipped with modern and state-of-the-art sports infrastructure, including synthetic Hockey ground, Football ground, Basketball/Volleyball/Handball/Kabaddi ground, Lawn tennis court, Gymnasium Hall, Synthetic running stadium, Swimming pool, Multipurpose Hall and a Cycling velodrome.
The university will also house facilities for Shooting, Squash, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Archery, Canoeing and Kayaking, among other facilities. It will have the capacity of training 1080 sportspersons, including 540 female and 540 male sportspersons.
Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, Major Dhyan Chand was an Indian field hockey player widely regarded as the greatest field hockey player in sports history. His birthday “August 29” is celebrated as National Sports Day in the country every year. Besides, India’s highest sporting honour “Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award” is named after him.