Aimed to give impetus to boxing, chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday announced for setting up a boxing hostel in the state.Singh, on the occasion of Himachal Pradesh Senior Boxing Championship for Men on APG University campus, said such type of championships provided a platform for the budding players to reassert their dominance in the sport and for emerging boxers to display their skills.
He said the state government was mulling to promote boxing in a big way as the game did not require any big paraphernalia. “Though many big play grounds are being constructed in the state to host games as hockey, soccer, and cricket, our government wants that every school must have its own playground so that the children can develop playing skills from the very early stage” he said.
At present the state is spending a sum of rs50 lakh for developing as many as 50 playgrounds in several schools of the state, added Singh. He also extended facilitations to shooters of the state, who performed well at the Asian games in South Korea, and brought medals for the state. He added that a 10 meter indoor shooting range was being set up at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Shimla.