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Shri Anurag Singh Thakur Inaugurates Badminton court mats, Judo hall and Boxing hall at NCOE Hamirpur

Sh. Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, Information & Broadcasting inaugurated sports facilities at the SAI National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh on Friday. The Sports Authority of India NCOE Hamirpur has installed and operationalized badminton court mats with flooring along with a boxing hall and judo hall.

Shri Anurag Singh Thakur Inaugurates Badminton court mats, Judo hall and Boxing hall at NCOE Hamirpur
Photo credit-Press release by PIB

The National Centre of Excellence Hamirpur has been established in cooperation with Govt. of Himachal Pradesh in March 2022. Currently, for the first year, 91 athletes are training in 6 disciplines of athletics, badminton, boxing, judo, hockey, and wrestling on a non-residential basis. The work of future expansion of NCOE is in progress which will see an international sporting arena and Olympic size swimming pool along with 300 bedded hostel facilities extended to talented athletes.

Shri Anurag Singh Thakur appreciated the efforts of SAI for the successful installation of courts in a short time. The minister said, “It took just 10 months the completion of this SAI NCOE and I am happy about Dr Ambedkar Jayanti, we are opening up new badminton courts, new lights system, wrestling and judo mats and more. This was done in record time. More facilities will come for this NCOE. We all shall walk the path shown by Dr Ambedkar in our life and work hard for achieving our dreams.

Shri Anurag Singh Thakur Inaugurates Badminton court mats, Judo hall and Boxing hall at NCOE Hamirpur
Photo credit-Press release by PIB

“There will be a lot of talented athletes here at the NCOE and the training these athletes will receive here will catapult their career further in terms of skills and development. This has given much fillip and will give further fillip to the development of sports in Himachal Pradesh. We target the region to be the next big sports hub in India,” Shri Thakur added.

Disclaimer: This is an official press release by pib.
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