World-class Kayaking-Canoeing Academy to be set up in Tehri, Uttarakhand
Tags: State News
Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh announced on 28th December to set up a world class Kayaking-Canoeing Academy in Tehri, Uttarakhand during inauguration of the National Championship “Tehri Water Sports Cup” at Tehri Lake.
In this academy, the youth of Uttarakhand will be prepared to play at the national and international level by providing all the facilities along with free training.
State Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that for the first time a national level sports competition is being organised at Tehri Lake.
The new sports policy has been implemented in the state and the government has also announced re-implementation of sports quota in jobs.
The work of making Tehri Lake an international tourist destination is being done at a fast pace.
About Tehri Lake
Tehri was a small town situated at the confluence of Bhagirathi and Bhilangana rivers in Uttarakhand.
The city was submerged in water to create a large catchment area and thus the old Tehri city became the Tehri Lake, the largest man-made lake in Asia.
To make room for the Tehri Dam, Tehri town was evacuated and the population shifted to New Tehri town.
The State Government (Uttarakhand) has decided to convert Tehri Lake into adventure tourism in the Tehri Dam Construction Scheme.
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