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Sports varsity to be set up in Chhattisgarh

Posted on Feb 13, 10:58AM | UNI

Raipur, Feb 12 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today said a sports university will be set up in the state to inculcate sporting spirit among youths.

"The proposed university will offer courses such as sports journalism, sports medicine, sports economy and sports psychology," the Chief Minister said while addressing the maiden youth convention of the Chhattisgarh unit of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) at New Raipur capital city.

BJP president Rajnath Singh and leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley are scheduled to address the convention on the concluding day tomorrow.

Blaming the Congress-led UPA regime at the Centre for spiralling prices, corruption, outrage in the society, Dr Singh said the nation would be benefited only when the Manmohan Singh government would be dethroned.

While announcing his government's decision to set up a centre for excellence in Bastar for promoting the socio-cultural activities of the tribal folk, the Chief Minister said the government would introduce Chhattisgarh Skill Development Bill during the Assembly's Budget Session with a view to provide vocational training to unemployed youths.

Amid thunderous applause from the 15,000 youths, attending the three-day convention, Dr Singh announced that thousands of BJYM activists from the state would be taken to the Vivekananda Smarak at Kanyakumari where they would take a pledge to make Chhattisgarh numero uno state in the country.

He claimed that during the last 12 years of its existence Chhattisgarh had left behind 60-65 year older states in terms of development and growth.