New Delhi: The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Sunday (January 17, 2021) introduced to name all the sports activities facilities and hostels of Sports Authority of India (SAI) after eminent sportspersons.
“In an effort to honour sporting heroes of the nation, the Sports Ministry has taken a call to name all upcoming and upgraded sporting facilities of the Sports Authority of India, after famend athletes, who’ve contributed to sports activities in India,” it mentioned.
Speaking in regards to the choice, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju mentioned, “To construct a sports activities tradition within the nation, it can be crucial that our sportspersons get the honour that they deserve, as a result of solely then will the youthful generations be enthused to take up a sport as a profession.”
Rijiju added that the Central authorities is already offering all assist to current and even previous athletes to make sure that they’ve a lifetime of consolation and dignity.
Notably, within the first leg, the newly constructed air-conditioned wrestling corridor and the learners swimming pool within the National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Lucknow, the 100-bedded hostel in NCOE Bhopal, the multipurpose corridor and Girls’ hostel in NCOE Sonepat, in addition to the new STC in Guwahati which has a hostel, multipurpose corridor and employees quarters, can be named after native star sportspersons.
In the campuses of SAI Sports Centers like NIS Patiala, Regional Centres in Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi, Sonipat, Lucknow, Guwahati, Imphal, Ahmedabad, Bhopal and many extra, there are quite a few hostels, indoor & outside facilities and so on which can be named after our sports activities achievers. https://t.co/EpU2PCyj8h
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“Acknowledging their contribution to sports activities by naming sporting facilities after them is one more endeavour of the Government to strengthen its dedication to sportspersons,” Rijiju mentioned.