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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut on January 2, his office said today.
The university will be set up in Sardhana town of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh at an estimated cost of about Rs 700 crore.
It said that one of the prime areas of focus of the Prime Minister is to develop sports culture and establish world class sports infrastructure in all parts of the country and the establishment of this university in Meerut is a major step towards fulfilling this vision. will step.
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Sports University will be equipped with modern and state-of-the-art sports infrastructure including synthetic hockey and football fields, a ground for basketball, volleyball, handball and kabaddi, lawn tennis courts, gymnasium hall, synthetic running stadium, swimming pool. , multipurpose hall and a cycling velodrome.
It will also have facilities for shooting, squash, gymnastics, weightlifting, archery, canoeing and kayaking, among others. The university will have the capacity to train 1,080 players, including 540 female and 540 male players, the statement said.
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