The sports school at Rai in district Sonepat, would be developed as a sports university, Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Anil Vij announced it on Wednesday. Vij said that the department has been directed to study the sports universities in other States for this purpose.
The decision is likely to give a boost to sports in the state.
While stating this in Chandigarh, the Minister said that a national-level Kabaddi tournament would be organised in the state on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.
Vij said that teams from all states would be invited to participate in this competition. While the team securing the first place would be awarded Rs 1 crore, the teams bagging the second and third spots would be awarded Rs 50 lakh and Rs 25 lakh respectively. He said that Kabaddi competitions would be held at village, block and district levels prior to the national-level tournament.