New Delhi, JAN 16: Central Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on sundfay that the sports ministry has decided to name all the new and upgraded facilities of SAI after sportspersons who have bought laurels to the country. A very few stadium, training centers and sports events are named after sports persons in our country. This initiative is to honour and recognise the renowed sportspersons and there achivements for the country in the public.
The Newly built air-Conditioned wrestling hall and the learners swimming pool in the National Center of Excelence (NCOE) in Lakhnow, the hostel in NCOE Bhopal, the multipurpose hall and girls hostel in NCOE Sonepat, as well as the new hostel, SAI training center, multipurpose hall, and staff quaters in SAI center Guwahati will be named aftere famous local sportspersons.
Rijiju said, " To build a sports culture in the country, it is important that our sportspersons get the honour that they deserve, then only the younger generation will be interested to take up sports as a career.
The name of the SAI facilities are yet to be decided.