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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Inaugurates State-of-the-art Hockey Astro Turf at BSF Headquarters

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Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur (File photo/News18)

The state-of-the-art astro turf facility, constructed with advanced technology and adhering to international standards, will serve as a hub for aspiring athletes in the region, said the release, adding that it was completed at an approximate expenditure of Rs 6 crore

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday inaugurated a state-of-the-art astroturf for hockey at the BSF headquarters.

On the occasion, Thakur highlighted the government’s commitment to promoting sports in India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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An official release quoting Thakur said, ”Sports are a catalyst for holistic development, and the government of India is fully committed to providing the necessary infrastructure and opportunities for our talented athletes.

”This astro turf inauguration symbolises our dedication to promoting sports and nurturing the immense potential of our sporting community.” Thakur said that the newly constructed stadium received all necessary approvals from the Hockey India, ensuring compliance with international standards.

He also mentioned about the rich legacy of Punjab, which produced exceptional athletes and contributed significantly to India’s sporting heritage.  Further, he acknowledged the contributions of the Border Security Force, highlighting the organisation’s commitment in promoting sports and nurturing talents.

He discussed the government’s flagship programme, Khelo India, and its continued efforts to promote and nurture sporting talent across the country.

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The state-of-the-art astro turf facility, constructed with advanced technology and adhering to international standards, will serve as a hub for aspiring athletes in the region, said the release, adding that it was completed at an approximate expenditure of Rs 6 crore.

It will not only provide them with world-class training facilities but will also attract national and international tournaments.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)

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