Major Dhyan Chand Sports University: PM Modi To Lay Foundation Stone Of Rs 700 Crore Varsity Project In Meerut On SundayPM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Meerut on 2 January to lay the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University, a PMO release said on Friday (31 December).

The University will be established at Salawa and Kaili villages of Sardhana town in Meerut at an estimated cost of about Rs 700 crore.

According to the PMO release, one of the key areas of focus for PM Modi is inculcating sporting culture and establishing world class sporting infrastructure in all parts of the country.

The establishment of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University at Meerut will be a major step towards fulfilling this vision, the release added.

"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 and a Cycling velodrome," the release said.

The university will also house facilities for Shooting, Squash, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Archery, Canoeing and Kayaking, among others.

The varsity will have the capacity of training 1,080 sportspersons including 540 female and 540 male sportspersons, the release added.

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