The upcoming sports university in Meerut will be named after legendary Hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, announced Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
"A sports university is being built in Meerut. The state government will name it after Major Dhyan Chand,” said the CM, adding the government will also set up a wrestling academy in Lucknow.
Adityanath said the UP government will adopt two sports -- wrestling and one more -- and finance their promotion in the state for the next ten years.
"Of the two sports to be adopted by Uttar Pradesh, one will be wrestling. The second one for adoption will be selected soon by the Sports Department," he said.
He made the announcements in a felicitation ceremony for India’s Tokyo Olympics medalists at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium.
He further said that state government is also working expeditiously for the construction of sports grounds in every village of the state.