U’khand should be among top 5 states on sports map- CM

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

Chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat directed officials to ensure that the development of infrastructural facilities for the proposed 38th national games is completed in a time bound manner. Implementing the sports policy effectively, the target should be to establish Uttarakhand among the top five states on the sports map. Stating that budget should not be a concern, he directed the officials to identify the good talent in the state and develop them. The chief minister said this while chairing a review meeting of the sports department here on Monday evening.

The CM said that state government is committed to ensuring all possible facilities for the development of sports and sportspersons. He laid stress on the need for focusing on development of infrastructural facilities for successful implementation of sports schemes. Efforts should continue to develop sports facilities in a planned manner and for providing a better environment for sportspersons in the state, stressed the CM.

Sports secretary Brijesh Kumar Sant informed that the Uttarakhand state cricket association was recognised by the BCCI in June 2018. Uttarakhand participated in the Vijay Hazare trophy for the first time and reached the quarter finals.  He further said that 12 international cricket matches were organised by the ICC as part of two international series in Dehradun. In the youth Olympics, Lakshya Sen in badminton and Suraj Panwar in athletics had won silver medals and brought fame to the state at the international level.

The Sports minister Arvind Pandey, additional chief secretary Radha Raturi and other department officials concerned were also present in the meeting.

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