Newly-appointed Minister of Forests, Youth Services and Sports, Rakesh Pathania on Saturday said a sports university will likely be established soon in Kangra district.
He paid a courtesy go to to senior BJP chief and former chief minister Shanta Kumar in Palampur.
Pathania, an MLA from Nurpur constituency of Kangra district, was inducted in CM Jai Ram Thakur’s cupboard on July 30.
Talking to PTI, Pathania, who has been appointed a minister for the primary time, said, “A sports university in the state will be set up in Kangra district. Apart from this, it is a priority to make it an excellent centre for sports in Himachal Pradesh. In this context, I have requested CM Jai Ram Thakur too.” He said that there’s a lot of expertise among the many youth of the state and a particular programme will likely be launched to enhance their skills.
The minister said the forest cowl space may also be elevated in the hill state. “People come to see the forests in the state. So, work will be done to increase the chances of eco-tourism in the state. Saurav Van Vihar of Palampur is connected to the public sentiments and is a memorial to the memories of the immortal martyr Sourav Kalia of the country,” he added.
Former CM Shanta Kumar had contributed so much in its building and funds have been sanctioned for its renovation that will start soon after the monsoon season, the minister identified.
Rajya Sabha member Indu Goswami, Jaysinghpur MLA Ravindra Dhiman, Baijnath MLA Mulakh Raj Premi and Jawali MLA Arjun Thakur have been present on the event.