Mizoram: Rajiv Gandhi Stadium to be upgraded into Khelo India State Centres of Excellence

Mizoram Sept 19-2020: Aizawl’s Rajiv Gandhi Stadium has been selected as one of the first eight Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCEs) in India under Khelo India scheme, state sports minister Robert Romawia Royte announced.

Taking to Twitter, the minister expressed his gratitude to Union Sports minister Kiren Rijiju and team MYAS and SAI.

The stadium will be upgraded with a total budget of Rs 11.52 crore in four years, a PIB release stated.

The support will be in the form of infrastructure upgrade, setting up of a sports science centre and also soft components in the form of quality coaches and sports science human resources like physiotherapists, strength and conditioning experts.

“High-quality equipment will also be provided to the players. The academy will also have High-performance Manager to ensure quality sports science input and performance management,” the release said.

Each KISCE will be given support in 14 Olympic sports, of which one State or UT will be given support for a maximum of three sports.

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