RTMNU delegates in Manipal will study the indoor sports arena
(Left to right) Dr Kiran, Chief Operating Officer, Manipal Indoor Sports Arena; Vijay Munishwar, winner of the Arjuna and Dronacharya Prize and member of the RTMNU Senate; Dr Sharad Suryawanshi, Director, Department of Physical Education and Sports, RTMNU and Anand Sarda, architect, at the Marena Indoor Sports Arena on Tuesday.
By Paritosh Pramanik:
TO BUILD AN INDOOR SPORTS COMPLEX ON THE SAME LINES IN NAGPUR
THINGS seem to be moving in the right direction and at a steady pace for sport at Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU). After the bhoomipujan for the works of the synthetic track at the RTMNU sports complex in Ravi Nagar earlier this month, the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education decided to also speed up the works of the indoor complex. RTMNU will build an indoor sports complex on its premises with an estimated cost of Rs 30 crore which will be generated from various sources including CSRs. To make it one of the best sports complexes in the country, a delegation from the RTMNU is in Manipal to study the Marena-Manipal Indoor Sports Arena which is the largest and the best indoor sports arena in India. Dr Sharad Suryawanshi, Director of Department of Physical Education and Sports, RTMNU, Member of the Senate and winner of the Arjuna and Dronacharya Prize Vijay Munishwar and architect Anand Sarda reached the University of Manipal and completed the first session of their study.
A sign showing all of Marena’s facilities.
“We have completed our first session. The university is beautiful and excellent. It has a layer of sports facilities above ground level (G + 1) while five are below (G-5) ”, informed Dr. Suryawanshi during a conversation with“ The Hitavada ”by telephone. from the site. “The G-5 level has a huge gymnasium that can accommodate a hundred fitness enthusiasts at one time. The gym is surrounded by a 200-meter synthetic jogging track, which is also inside the indoor hall, ”explained Dr Suryawanshi. “Apart from these, there are squash courts, five badminton courts, basketball courts with gallery for spectators, a five-a-side football arena, a bowling alley for the practice of cricket. This is all in the G-5 area, ”added Dr Suryawanshi. “We loved the concept because it helps to use the space in the best possible way with maximum use,” he added. Level G + 1 includes rooms for B.Sc and M.Sc (Sports Sciences) courses in addition to a 25-meter swimming pool. “We want to build our interior hall on these lines, but not according to the same model. We want to see all the other facilities and infrastructure in order to get a feel for our indoor room. Tomorrow we will be looking at the outdoor facilities, ”said Dr Suryawanshi. In January, RTMNU formed a committee headed by the former chairman of the Babanrao Taywade study council for the indoor sports complex.
Other committee members include the director of physical education and sports, RTMNU Dr Suryawanshi, who is also the committee secretary, former mayor Kundatai Vijaykar, management board member Vishnu Changde, former player of Indian Cricket Prashant Vaidya, Arjuna and Dronacharya Awardee Munishwar, Senate Member Adv Manmohan Bajpayee, Former Director of Physical Education and Sports Dr Dhananjay Welukar, Chairman of Maharashtra Netball Vipin Kamdar, Former Handball Player Viral Kamdar and Sanjay Bhende. The indoor complex, located on the left side of the entrance gate to Ravi Nagar Sports Stadium, is sufficient to build the best indoor stadium in India. “The area is sufficient for our dream project. It is approximately 90 meters long and 40 meters wide. There is still 60 meters of unused land at the back, ”Dr Suryawanshi told the newspaper. “The proposed project would cost around Rs 35-40 crore. RTMNU will contribute around Rs 5-8 crore.
We will try to generate money through CSR. We can also get a grant from the Khelo India Sports Infrastructure Development Scheme. “Even the state government can help us. This academic session, they helped the University of Aurangabad. Next year, we will submit our proposal, ”Dr Suryawanshi informed. “During the Senate meeting, Dr Smita Wanjari informed that RTMNU, which will be celebrating its centenary in 2023-24, we (RTMNU) will get Rs 50 crore from the state government. We can get funds from this money for the sports complex, ”hoped former international athlete Dr Suryawanshi.