Aizawl Sports Academy at Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex is included in the list of eight venues in the country that are being selected for setting up of Khelo India State Centre of Excellence.

The department officers meeting held under the chairmanship of sports minister Robert Romawia Royte on Wednesday decided to establish Aizawl Khelo India State Centre of Excellence at the sports centres comprising RG Stadium Complex, R Dengthuama Multipurpose Hall, MSSC Sports Hostel, Mualpui,Hawla Indoor Stadium, Aizawl Aquatic Centre and the facilities that are coming up within this area.

Robert Romawia Royte has conveyed his sincere appreciation of the new initiatives made by the Union Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry under the able leadership of Kiren Rijiju, union sports minister for selecting Aizawl to be one among the first eight centres of excellence as proposed earlier.

Robert Romawia Royte had apprised the meeting that with the assistance from the Central Government the initial focus will be on boxing, weightlifting and judo.

Later on, other disciplines will also be accommodated in this centre.

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