Chandigarh, June 2 (TRINEW)
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that 250 crore would be spent on organizing the fourth edition of ‘Khelo India Youth Games-2021’ to be hosted by Haryana from June 4 to June 13. Out of this, Rs 139 crore will be spent on renovation of sports grounds and construction of new sports infrastructure. He was speaking at a press conference held in Chandigarh on Thursday. On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs Department Dr. Mahavir Singh, Adviser to CM Yogendra Chaudhary, Additional Principal Secretary to CM Dr. Amit Agarwal, Additional Principal Secretary to CM-II. Ashima Brar, Director of Sports Department Pankaj Nain were also present.
The CM said that the Khelo India Games will play an important role in taking forward the dream mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that no stone will be left unturned to make the Khelo India program of the Central Government a success. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be the chief guest at the inauguration of this grand sports festival starting at 7.30 pm on June 4. In view of the heat, all competitions will be organized only in the morning and evening.
In the sports festival, players will show their talent for a total of 545 gold, 45 silver and 776 bronze medals. The CM said, we have got this golden opportunity to host these games. For this, along with state-of-the-art facilities, all necessary arrangements have been made. Even before this, three editions of Khelo India have been organized. This time due to the hosting of Haryana, both the players and the spectators will remember the event for a long time. This time the players of Haryana will get the first position by winning maximum number of medals.
Arrangements have been made for the players to stay in at least three-star hotels. High quality nutritious food will be served to them. Adequate arrangements have also been made for vehicles for their safe journey from the hotel to the venue. Signboards, advertisements, guidemaps etc. have been put up at the venue to make the players and spectators aware of the playground, competition programs and other necessary information.
139 crore spent on infrastructure
The state government has created state-of-the-art infrastructure for these games along with refurbishment of old structures. A-Star Scientific Training and Rehabilitation Center has been constructed at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Panchkula at a cost of Rs 9.95 crore. Construction of Synthetic Warm-up Athletics Track, Elevated Track and Sand Track at a cost of Rs 3.02 crore, Hockey Astroturf and Pavilion at a cost of Rs 20.44 crore, Basketball Multipurpose and Volleyball Multipurpose Hall at a cost of Rs 27.87 crore, 4.95 crore The Boxing Hall has been constructed at a cost of Rs.
For the first time, torch relay was organized in the entire state.
The Chief Minister said that for the first time in the history of ‘Khelo India’, Haryana has organized torch relay across the state. For the last one month, three mascots of these games have become the center of attraction in the entire state. They are being moved across the state through a vehicle called Raahgiri. In Khelo India Games, Muscat of Haryana is named ‘Dhakad’. In this way the jawan of Haryana is dhakad, the farmer is dhakad and the wrestler of Haryana is dhakad. He hopes that our players will also perform well in these games.
Punjab CM Mann, Chandigarh Administrator will come
Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that special guests would be invited daily during these games. Apart from Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, Chandigarh Administrator, Advisor etc. will also be called in the programmes. Five traditional sports – Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta, Malkhamb and Yogasana have also been included in this prestigious competition for the first time. Expressing hope, the Chief Minister said that the way Haryana has been acting as a guide for other states of the country in many other matters, in the same way, such an example of organizing these games will also be set by which other states will also be inspired and encouraged. .
Rehab center built for players
Giving details about the medical facilities, the Chief Minister said that a team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and ambulances have been arranged at each site. Lace Rehab Center has been built with state-of-the-art facilities. This is a unique center of its kind in North India. In this, all arrangements have been made for the quick recovery of the players from injury.
8500 players will participate: 8,500 players, coaches and support staff from 36 states and union territories will participate in the Games. The 25 types of sports will be held at five venues Panchkula, Ambala, Shahabad, Chandigarh and Delhi. The Games are being jointly organized by the Government of Haryana and Sports Authority of India (SAI), Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports from June 4 to June 13.
Renovation of athletics track in stadium
An amount of Rs 15.23 crore has been spent on renovation of synthetic athletics track at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Rs 1.60 crore on renovation of Badminton Hall and Rs 2.25 crore for necessary repairs of Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex. Renovation of Shahabad Hockey Stadium and other necessary works costing Rs 12.37 crore and construction of all weather swimming pool at War Heroes Memorial Stadium, Ambala at a cost of Rs 38.68 crore and gymnastics hall at a cost of Rs 2.55 crore has been done.
7 thousand spectators will be able to sit
Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex of Panchkula will be the main venue of these sports competitions. The venue has a seating capacity of around 7,000 spectators. Archery and football competitions will be held at Panjab University, Chandigarh, while swimming and gymnastics games will be held at Ambala. Hockey will be held in Shahabad and cycling and shooting competitions will be held in Delhi.