PM laid foundation of Major Dhyan Chand sports University in Meerut
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- 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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