- CM Baghel announced establishment of a badminton academy.
- Convened with officials and players from the Sports Federation.
- Would appoint learned coaches as instructors.
Chhattisgarh: CM Baghel at a meeting at his residence office today announced to establish a badminton academy in the state. Convening with the officials and players from the Sports Federation CM announced to appoint international level coaches to train badminton aspirants from the state.
In 2019, Chhattisgarh embarked on an action plan with the motto ‘Khelbo-Jeetbo-Gadbo Nava Chhattisgarh’ (playing-winning-creating new Chhattisgarh). The state has seen a potential to become a sports destination and has invested in ‘smart and sustainable infrastructure to expand its capabilities in the recent past.
CM Baghel then highlighted the importance of sports in an individual’s life. He said, “sports have a significant role in nation-building, shaping one’s personality and character. It elevates the qualities of discipline, determination, teamwork, and a passion for fitness. With such belief in mind, we have launched sports and cultural clubs even at gram panchayat level besides the annual youth festival to imbibe a spirit of healthy sportsmanship.”
The state administration had set up Chhattisgarh Sports Development Authority to facilitate swift decision-making on policy and major sporting events to promote both modern and traditional forms of sports. So far, the set up the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium (International Cricket Stadium, Raipur), Chhattisgarh Residential Hockey Academy in the capital and the State Sports Training Centre in Bilaspur, the multipurpose indoor facility in Ambikapur and the synthetic athletic track in Mahasamund, Judo Academy in Durg.