DHARAMSALA: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has said that the central government wants to build a state-of-the-art “high altitude sports training center” here, on condition that the Himachal Pradesh government allocates land to them.
Thakur, who is a member of the state parliament, said special efforts were being made to identify Himachal Pradesh as a “sports center” and that world-class facilities would be created in every district of the state.
“The central government is ready to set up a ‘National High Altitude Sports Training Center’ near Dharamsala, if the state government provides it with the necessary land,” Thakur said at a press conference. in Dharamsala on Sunday.
“We will try to improve and expand the sports facilities in Dharamsala in the near future. We will also work to organize more sports events in the city in the near future,” said Thakur, who is also minister of I&B of the union.
Thakur said Narendra Modi’s government is working hard to raise the standard of sports in the country, with all elite athletes being helped with the best training facilities in India as well as overseas.
India won an unprecedented seven medals at the Tokyo Olympics, including the first individual gold in track and field in the form of javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.
Thakur, a former president of BCCI, also cited the example of how he played his part in creating one of the best cricket stadiums in Dharamsala.
“Dharamsala is my second home. I used to visit this place frequently and even before joining politics I worked to develop the city as a world class cricket center,” he said. declared.
Thakur believes that air connectivity in recent years has only helped to make Dharamsala a sporting destination.