World-class Kayaking-Canoeing Academy to be set up in Tehri, Uttarakhand

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World-class Kayaking-Canoeing Academy to be set up in Tehri, Uttarakhand

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.

Important facts

  • 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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