A six-court squash facility was inaugurated by the Union External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar, within the presence of the Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, on the Dhyan Chand National Stadium right here on Wednesday.
“There is no age limit for sports. You all can play squash,” mentioned Dr. Jaishankar, addressing an enormous gathering of sportspersons and coaches, quoting his instance of getting began with the sport when he was 24.
“I have been playing squash for the last 44 years,” mentioned Dr. Jaishankar, emphasising that sports activities had the distinctive capacity of creating a aggressive mindset.
The Sports Minister assured that the ₹5-crore facility, in-built lower than two years time, may even have tournaments in order to develop the sport additional among the many youth.
Stressing that extra amenities would imply alternatives for extra gamers, the Sports Minister mentioned the main target was to strengthen Indian sports activities in each attainable method.
With change rooms, bogs, spectator gallery and workplace area, the squash enviornment is a compact self-sufficient facility that provides to the opposite video games on the huge and historic venue, which hosted the inaugural Asian Games in 1951.
Other sports activities
Hockey, swimming, tennis and kabaddi are the opposite video games on the venue close to India Gate. The place used to develop many cricket gamers of worldwide high quality underneath the in a position steering of Dronacharya awardee Gurcharan Singh and later M.P. Singh, however has ceased to be a cricket centre for a while.
“My satisfaction would be to come and see others playing on these courts,” mentioned Dr. Jaishankar, who had initially visualised the thought of getting a squash facility for everybody within the coronary heart of Delhi.
The Sports Minister jumped on the thought and made it a actuality in fast time. There is a definite risk that the place might quickly run a squash academy.