Haryana the sporting cradle of India which has us numerous champions in various sports discipline has gone one step further to promote the culture of wrestling. As many as 401 Vyayam Shalas will be inaugurated by CM Khattar on 5th of May 2018.
Vyayam Shalas to boost a sporting culture in the state
As many as 401 ‘Vyayam Shalas’, built over two acres each to promote sports activities, would be inaugurated across Haryana on May 5, announced Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
Addressing villagers after listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat‘ with the residents of Babail village here, Khattar said all these ‘vyayam shalas’ would be inaugurated next month.
Referring to the Prime Minister mentioning about Haryana in his radio programme, Khattar said India had won 66 medals in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia.
“It is a matter of pride for every Haryanvi that 22 of these medals were won by the sportspersons from Haryana. Fifteen-year-old Anish Bhanwala also won gold medal in the Commonwealth Games,” he said.
“It was due Haryana’s contribution to the medals tally in the Commonwealth Games that India ranked third in terms of medals. If Haryana was a separate country it would have been at 6th rank in terms of medals,” Khattar said, according to an official release.
He said the Haryana government wants to promote sports in big way in the state so that India ranks number one in the medals tally in future international events.
Referring to the ‘Fit India Programme’, Khattar said the Haryana government has decided to open sports nurseries where children between 6 and 15 years of age would be trained according to their interests.
He said the state government would engage youth of engineering colleges under Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Project.
A scheme for pond development and water conservation would be got prepared through Haryana Pond Development Authority under this project, he added.
If you can recall, last week all the Commonwealth Games 2018 medal winning athletes had boycotted felicitation ceremony of the state government due prize money issue. Due to this program was cancelled as it was projecting a negative impact on Haryana sports persons as well as the government.