Anurag Thakur inaugurates Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Himachal

Astroturf Hockey Stadium

In a significant development for Indian sports, a new state-of-the-art astroturf hockey stadium was inaugurated in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The inauguration was carried out by Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Thakur via video conferencing.

Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Himachal

The newly built astroturf, costing Rs 7.50 crore, is located at the women’s hockey hostel in Majra. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Shimla MP Suresh Kashyap and Paonta MLA Sukhram Choudhari. They expressed their gratitude to Thakur for fulfilling a decades-old demand of the players in the area.

The hostel has been instrumental in nurturing numerous national and international hockey talents, including former Indian women’s team captain Sita Gosain. The officials emphasized that the establishment of this world-class astroturf stadium will play a pivotal role in producing more international-level hockey players from the region. This marks a significant step forward in the development of sports in Himachal Pradesh.

Hockey, being the national sport of India, holds a special place in the hearts of the people. The inauguration of the new astroturf stadium is a testament to the government’s commitment to promoting sports and nurturing talent in the country.

The astroturf stadium, with its state-of-the-art facilities, is expected to provide a significant boost to the sport in the region. It will provide the players with a platform to hone their skills and compete at the highest level.

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