Srinagar will be made a hub for water sports: Kiren Rijiju

 The Sports Ministry aims to make Srinagar a hub for water sports. It has decided to give a Khelo India academy accreditation to the Mata Vaishnodevi sports complex.

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Friday said Srinagar will be made a hub for water sports. Sports Minister Rijiju also informed that two Khelo India State Center of Excellence focusing on the disciplines of Judo, Fencing, and Rowing have been opened.Rijiju."We had announced that we will create a state-of-the-art winter sports academy here. Now, we are happy to inform you that all the procedures are in place to get the world standard institute opened here soon."

He further added, "We have also opened two Khelo India State Center of Excellence here focusing on the disciplines of Judo, Fencing and Rowing. Srinagar will be made a hub for water sports. Also, we have decided to give a Khelo India academy accreditation to the Mata Vaishnodevi sports complex," 
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