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PM laid foundation of Major Dhyan Chand sports University in Meerut

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Important Highlights:

  • 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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