Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on 2nd January 2022, to inculcate sporting culture and establish world-class sporting infrastructure in the country.
The Sports University will be established at Salawa and Kaili villages of Sardhana town at an estimated cost of about 700 Crore rupees.
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, Cycling Velodrome etc.
Meerut Is the birthplace of hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand
Last year the Government of India renamed India’s highest sporting award the Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna award into Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna award.
Major Dhyanchand birth date 29 August is celebrated in India as the National Sports Day in india
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