Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev vrat has said that a sports academy will be established in the state for underprivileged children so that the talent of India in sports could be utilized.
Addressing the All India Sports Federation Award Ceremony, organised by Grappling Federation of India and Drop Roball Federation of India, the governor said the academy would be established in public-private partnership mode with combined efforts of sportsmen, NGOs and the state government.
The Academy, he said, would take shape soon as process of identifying suitable land has already begun in the state. The governor said it was necessary that the energy of youth was channelised for nation building.
As many as, 100 office-bearers of 36 sports federations of the Country participated in the function.