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Nearly 90 per cent of the panchayats in BJP-ruled Haryana have recommended that sports stadia named after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi be renamed after Bhagat Singh and other martyrs, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij said here today. "..
The gram panchayats concerned had been asked to send proposals to suggest names for the sports stadia.. These proposals are under consideration of the state government. " he added. Too years back, Vij had said that he had recommended to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar that the sports complexes in the state named after Rajiv Gandhi be renamed after Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Vij had said that there are total 226 sports complexes in the state. The minister today also said that a special campaign would be launched in Haryana to deter sportspersons from indulging in doping. He said that during the campaign, the state would be divided into four zones and team of central government would be invited to inform sportspersons about the precautions that they may take to avoid accidental or habitual doping. With a view to reach out to every sportsperson, this campaign would later be launched at the district level, he said while addressing a function here, according to an official release. The sports minister said that with a view to promote sports activities in the state, sportspersons were being provided opportunities and facilities so that they could excel at national and international levels.
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