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Dhudike to get ultra-modern Hockey Astroturf from Holland; Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi laid foundation stone

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | June 01, 2021 08:15 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, on Tueaday, laid foundation stone of laying the ultra-modern Hockey Astroturf at Village Dhudike (Moga) with the cost of Rs.5 crore, which would be completed with seven month.

Addressing a brief function, Rana Sodhi said that people of village Dhudike have made a significant contribution in the freedom struggle of the country and now, the youngsters of the village will now bring laurel in sports for the country.

The Sports Minister informed that the state government is constructing an international level astroturf hockey stadium at Village Dhudike to preserve the historical significance of the village. The astroturf will be laid up by the world-renowned company Greenfield of Holland. He said that a coach of international repute will also be deputed to train the players.

Rana Sodhi said that this project was pending for a long time and now it would be completed on a war footing. He said that the youth of the region were keen on playing but did not have the resources. Now with the launch of this astroturf, the youth of district Moga will get a lot of benefits and they will get a chance to play at the international level.

He also announced, an international standard swimming pool would be set up in Moga, assuring that the existing indoor stadium in Moga would be made operational, for which GMADA has been asked.

He said, apart from this astroturfs were also being laid at Ferozepur, Gurdaspur and Jalandhar besides laying four synthetic turfs.

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