Sports Ministry To Allot Rs 5 Crore To NCOE Aurangabad, Says Kiren Rijiju | Other Sports NewsDecember 24, 2020
The Union sports activities ministry has determined to allot a fund of Rs 5 crore for superior gear on the National Centre of Excellence (NCOE), Aurangabad, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju mentioned on Thursday. The minister made the announcement after inaugurating the artificial turf hockey floor, and stainless-steel swimming pool in NCOE (Sports Authority of India) centre of Aurangabad. “The Central government has allotted NCOEs in various parts of the country, but not all states have received such centres. Maharashtra is the only state to have such centres in three cities — Mumbai, Aurangabad and Nagpur. The seven disciplines of sports will be focussed in this centre,” Rijiju mentioned on the inauguration perform.
“I have sanctioned Rs 5 crore for the purchase of advanced equipment for the seven disciplines. The centre will work for creating talent for 2024 and 2028 Olympics taking place in Paris and Los Angeles respectively,” the Union minister mentioned.
Meanwhile, MP Imtiaz Jaleel has demanded amenities for sports activities.
“The Centre should start diploma for sports on the background of NIS Patiala. It also needs new equipment,” Jaleel mentioned and demanded artificial turf for athletics.
Rajya Sabha member Bhagwat Karad mentioned the sports activities ministry ought to sanction the sub-centre of sports activities college of Manipur.
“Gymnastics is a popular game here and it needs equipment along with safety apparatus,” he mentioned.
Replying to the members, Rijiju mentioned, “We have started gymnastics centre which was almost closed. The government will favourably work out the demands of NIS diploma and Athletic track. I will also try to help Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University with aid from Khelo India scheme.”
According to Rijiju, although India has a deep-rooted custom of sports activities, the nation could not make it a lifestyle.
“We are planning to create gamers for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic video games. We are planning to convey India within the prime ten of the medal tallies. I feel not less than ten gamers on this ought to be from Maharashtra,” he mentioned.
Among others, NCOE Aurangabad director Virendra Bhandarkar, former minister Atul Save, MLC Ambadas Danve, Joint secretary of Maharashtra Athletics affiliation Pankaj Bharsakhle, Maharashtra Amateur Gymnastics Association secretary Dr Makrand Joshi had been current on the event.
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