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Sports university for Patiala begins to take shape: Sodhi

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A sports university to be established in city has finally begun to take shape with the government identifying the site for the same, a said today.

"The university would commence its operations from the next session in the building of physical college in Patiala," said.

"The university, a dream project of Amarinder Singh, will be a milestone in terms of revolutionising the sports scenario of and restore the state to its earlier numero uno position in the sporting arena," Sodhi said in a statement.

He said a site has been identified at Sidhuwal village near for the establishment of the university.

"The of the university would be L S Ranawat, who is the ex-of the National Institute of Sports (in Patiala)," the minister said.

He said the focus areas for the new university would be sports science, sports psychology and sports management to keep pace with the emerging trends in the sector.

He said the university administration would concentrate on research to again make the leading state in sports.

"The course would be prepared with assistance from the All the physical colleges of Punjab would be affiliated with the new university," he stated.

He said the has been a and is leading the efforts to realise the project.

"Not only the but ex-of the and five-time Olympian Randhir Singh is also associated with this project of great significance," he added.

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 18:25 IST