UP’s Big Push For Sports: Small Towns And Villages To Have Stadiums, Gyms And Sports Courts
Lucknow, Sep 14 (TNA) Plush with the success of the Indian sportspersons, many of whom were with rural backgrounds, at the Tokyo Olympics, various governments are rolling out schemes for promotion of sports in the countryside.
The UP government isengaged in making many arrangements to enhance and maintain the beauty of the sports grounds of the state, an official said while informing that it is putting all its effort to provide sports opportunities to the talents emerging from villages and to improve their game.
During the special campaign for proper inclusive development of youth, the government is also going to complete the construction of a gymnastics hall in Jhansi at a cost of Rs 3.5662 crore in the next three months.
After beautification and restoration of Kanpur’s Green Park stadium, the UP government has invested a total of Rs 3.82 crore to install sprinklers at Lucknow’s KD Singh Babu Stadium. This has been done to ensure proper irrigation of every part of the ground that promotes growth of grass and also helps in saving a significant amount of water.
To stop the migration of players, the government is working to establish sports stadiums in each district. Apart from this, a sports stadium, worth Rs 10.2125 crore has also been completed in Kasganj and soon the players of the district will start getting sports facilities in their stadium.
UP Government To Adopt Wrestling And Badminton
The Uttar Pradesh government has made a big announcement to adopt two major sports- wrestling and badminton. The government will work to prepare badminton players in the state and Badminton facilities will be made available from the block level itself.
Mini stadiums To Be Set Up In Rural Areas
In order to promote sports talent in rural Uttar Pradesh and hone the skills of players, the Yogi government is organising rural sports events in all 75 districts and setting up mini stadiums in the rural areas.
As many as 20 mini stadiums are being constructed in the state with the government releasing the third instalment for the construction, one of these is already completed. In addition to these, the government has also sanctioned 30 more such stadiums which are in different stages of the process.