PM lays foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

The sports university will be established at an estimated cost of about Rs 700 crore and equipped with 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 cycling velodrome.

The University will also house facilities for shooting, squash, gymnastics, weightlifting, archery, canoeing and kayaking, among other facilities.

The University will have the capacity of training 1,080 sportspersons including 540 female and 540 male sportspersons.


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