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Guj CM inaugurates sports academy – SVRCEA at Vadodara, expresses desire to take Gujarat on top in sports

Gujarat Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel today inaugurated Swami Vivekananda Residential Centre of Excellence Academy (SVRCEA) at Sama Indoor Stadium in Vadodara. The SVRCEA includes the one at Vadodara as well as three others at Ahmedabad, Nadiad and Bhavnagar managed by Sports Authority of Gujarat, where sportspersons will be trained in different 14 types of sports.

On this occasion, CM Smt Patel stated that the state government is committed to the development of sports and is ready to make all the necessary modern facilities available. She wished the youth of Gujarat win Olympic gold medals and she gets honour to felicitate them. She also distributed financial assistance ranging from Rs. 2 to 5 lakh totalling to more than Rs.1 crore to 37 sportspersons under ‘Shaktidoot Yojana’.

It is important to mention here that sporting legends like P. T. Usha, Dhanraj Pillay, Gagan Narang, Gopichand Pullela have been roped in to train sporting talent of Gujarat.

CM Smt Patel said that with the establishment of this sports institute, Vadodara will now emerge as a Sports Hub of Gujarat. Explaining the benefits of sports, she advised to the students not to undermine sports as it contains the power to develop team spirit and national spirit. It also enhances physical capabilities, she added.

CM Smt Patel stated that because of the promotional policy, scientific training and availability of proper infrastructure, Gujarat has reached to the 9th place in sports from earlier 22nd place in the country. She expressed her desire to make Gujarat No.1 in sports. She also mentioned ‘Khel Mahakumbh’, an initiative of Shri Narendra Modi to instil a spirit of determination, ethics and perseverance in the youth to help them live a better life. She also informed about 21 days Summer Coaching Camps to provide residential training by international coaches to 28,000 students.

Finance Minister Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, State Minister Shri Nanubhai Vanani, MP Smt. Ranjanben Bhatt, Vadodara Mayor Shri Bharatbhai Shah, MLAs Shri Yogeshbhai Patel, Shri Jitubhai Sukhadia, Shri Rajendrabhai Trivedi, Smt. Manishaben Vakil, VUDA Chairman Shri N. V. Patel, Eminent Hockey Player Shri Dhanraj Pillay, Rifle Shooting Coach Shri Gagan Narang, District Collector, DDO, officers of Sports Authority of Gujarat, sportspersons and many others remained present on this occasion.

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