Bolstering its sight over the most coveted games of Olympics and nurture more talented sportsperson for the nation’s pride, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has planned to develop seven “Centres of Excellence” at different Sites available in the Delhi’s vicinity focusing on each Olympic Discipline.
For now, the development Authority already has spotted seven plots, four of them in Dwarka, two in Rohini and One in Narela. At one hand where Dwarka will accommodate football and hockey facilities including tennis and shooting on the other hand Rohini will house centres of Excellence for aquatics and Boxing.
Narela being located on the bordering area of Delhi in close vicinity of the rural region, will have a centres of excellence for Wrestling and Weightlifting.
While facilitating coveted sports persons who have performed tremendously at the Asians games bringing medals to the nations after getting training at DDA operated stadiums, the Vice- President of DDA, Tarun Kapoor offer a prize sum of rupees 5 lakh for the gold medalist and a sum of rupees 3 lakh to the ones who have bagged Silver medals.
He later said expressing much happiness,” We are very proud of their achievements and the fact is that they brought laurels for the country after receiving training DDA sports complexes. I also hope that more such achievers will emerge in the future,” he said.
According to the national Daily, Business Standard reports, Kapoor while interacting with the media said, the DDA has also planned to tie up with the ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to make these centres of excellence valuable training grounds for talented players competing in the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, the Asian Games and Other Big Sporting events.
The proposed centres will be developed at existing sporting facilities as well as in those coming up in NCR areas, he said.
At present, the DDA has 15 main sports complexes, in addition to three minor facilities. Siri Fort, being the major sports facility, the list includes Yamuna Sports Complex, Squash and Badminton stadium, Commonwealth Games Village Sports Complex, Chilla Sports Complex and the Qutub Golf Course.