Chandigarh: Haryana government has decided to soon open a Wrestling Academy in Jhajjar district to promote traditional sports among the enthusiastic youth of the state.
Member of Parliament from Rohtak Deepender Singh Hooda on Sunday said that he would propose to Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to open this Academy at Bahadurgarh sub-division of the district.
Deepender was addressing a gathering at a function organised to felicitate Wrestler Praveen Tehlan at village Jassorkheri of Bahadurgarh who had brought laurels to the country by winning the bronze medal at Canada World Cup Wrestling Championship, an official release said here.
The people of village Jassorkheri gave a warm welcome to the wrestler for excelling at an international event.
Congratulating Praveen Tehlan for his achievement, the young MP said that it was a matter of extreme pride for the people of this area that Praveen had achieved success at the international arena.
He said that Wrestler of village Asodha, Rajanish Dalal had also been victorious in this championship, thus both the wrestlers had made the people of the area and country proud.
Deepender said that today, the players of Haryana like Boxer Vijendra, Cricketer Joginder Sharma and Hockey player Mamta Kharab were gaining fame at international events.
Deependra also said that process has already been started for Boxing Akademi at Bhiwani and Cricket Academy at Jhajjar.
He said that there was no dearth of talent in traditional games in Haryana and even in the smallest of the villages of the state, the youth were highly enthusiastic for wrestling.
The Wrestling Academy at Bahadurgarh would give further impetus and prove a milestone for encouraging the young and budding talent to grow in a safe and supportive environment, he said.