Talented RDU players await adequate sports infrastructure

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Nov 2017 10:50:36


By Ashish Rajput,

DESPITE having tremendous potential to promote sports, players of Rani Durgawati University (RDU) are deprived of adequate sports infrastructure to nurture their potential. Several proposals for sports complex development are gathering dust with competent authorities following absence of representation on the part of competent authorities. Recently, victory of university team in All India University Handball Tournament proves the mettle of university players. Department of Physical Education had proposed establishment of hockey astro-turf, synthetic athletic track of international standard and a football ground. The proposal has been revised several times and its project cost has been doubled but failed in evoking response from higher authorities.

Despite having adequate land and other resources, the university players failed in getting advanced training facilities. Many talented players failed in nurturing their potential due to absence of advanced sports infrastructure in the university premises. Rani Durgawati University, Vice-Chancellor Professor Kapil Deo Mishra, while talking to ‘The Hitavada’, informed that he recently interacted with Joint Director of Madhya Pradesh Sports and Youth Welfare Department, Bhopal, Vinod Pradhan who also visited the university sports premises. Pradhan assured him to take necessary initiative for desired sports infrastructure development and suggested to send a proposal for the same.

Dr K D Mishra added that a proposal is still pending with the University Grants Commission (UGC) for allocation of required budget for sports infrastructure and university administration is making all efforts to materialise the project works. RDU administration had forwarded a proposal for establishment of a hockey astro-turf, synthetic athletic track and a football ground at vacant land of the university.

After getting technical clearances, the proposal was forwarded to UGC for financial grant. RDU already gave its consent for bearing one-fourth of overall expenditure for development of advanced sports facilities.