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On December 5, 2023, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said at a ceremony held at Maharana Pratap Sports in Dehradun that the State's first Girls Sports College will be built in Lohaghat, for which approval has been given for the transfer of 500 drains of land.
- Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami felicitated the medal winners of the 37th National Games at the ceremony and Sports Minister Rekha Arya handed over the flag of the Indian Olympic Association to the Chief Minister for hosting the 38th National Games, which was installed at the National Sports Secretariat Raipur.
- The Chief Minister said that the players of the state are performing better in National and International competitions. In the 36th National Games in Gujarat, the players of the state won 18 medals, while in the 37th National Games in Goa this year, players won 24 medals.
- The Chief Minister said that a budget of Rs 10 crore has been arranged for opening gyms in villages, while the government is going to make rules regarding five percent sports quota for admission to professional courses in universities.
- He said that arrangements have also been made to provide grants for construction of sports infrastructure facilities through private sports fields. The process of four percent sports quota in government jobs for sportspersons is in the final stages.
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