PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand University today, on 2nd January 2022 at Meerut. It’s a major project which will shape the sportspersons future in India and will give them an opportunity to explore the field of sports. The university has been made at a cost of nearly INR 700 crore. Major Dhyan Chand is known for his great sportsman spirit and exceptional hockey playing skills. Meerut was also his workplace and the university has been named in his honour.
PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut, UP— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) January 2, 2022
Meerut was Major Dhyan Chand's 'karmsthal'. Centre named the country's biggest sports award after him & now Meerut's Sports University will be dedicated to Major Dhyan Chand Ji: PM pic.twitter.com/AWi3h0Lqqp
He added that more than 1000 students will graduate every year from this university. In the upcoming National Educational Policy, NEP, the priority is being given to sports education. Sports has now been kept in the same category as science, commerce, maths and other studies. The country also needs to become self-reliant in manufacturing sports equipment, he said in his address.