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Patiala: Punjab CM laid down foundation stone of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Sports University

Patiala, October 25

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh digitally laid the foundation stone of Punjab’s first dedicated sports university and various other development projects in Patiala on the occasion of Dussehra on Sunday.

The Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Sports University will be developed at Rs 500 crore, of which Rs 60 crore will be invested in the initial phase for the development of academic and administrative blocks and hostels on the campus, according to a government statement. The chief minister recalled the contribution of his grandfather Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, whose 129th birth anniversary falls on Sunday.

The university is being established in his memory. The university will help in the scientific development of sportspersons, Singh said, adding that he wanted to see Punjab develop as a sports hub and its sportsmen and coaches equipped with scientific knowledge.