Govt inks MoUs for sports promotion

Summit

In a first, the state government inked MoUs with several sports associations for exchange of ideas regarding sports promotion on the second day of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit.

The government also pledged a vision to start sports complexes equipped with world-class amenities in 17 districts of the state.

"As per the state government's bid to establish a sports policy, most of the MoUs signed today saw exchange of ideas, sports promotion, faculty and student exchange, and coaching programmes, including for coaches," said Manoj Oza, deputy secretary (Gujarat), on the sidelines of Youth convention: On Empowering Youth.

The state sports ministry inked an MoU with Trans-stadia, a sports and entertainment company that specialises in designing new stadia.

A government official said that coaches from foreign countries would train their local counterparts with a view to help budding players. "Sports complexes with complete facilities will be opened in 17 districts in the state," the official said, adding that the facility was already available in Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Dahod and Rajkot districts.

The Swimming Federation of India and the Gujarat Olympic Association also signed MoUs to give an impetus to swimming and track and field events.

Special Olympics secretary D G Chaudhary, Australia-based Deikin University and School of Cricket, a division of School of Sports, inked MoUs with the state Sports University. With PTI

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