New Delhi: Aiming to revive hockey fortunes in the country, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Saturday, announced that a top-class national institute will be established at the Dhyan Chand Stadium here with initial budget of Rs 20 crore.
Maken said the National Institute of Hockey, to be established under the aegis of SAI, was aimed at developing and implementing a comprehensive system for promotion and achieving excellence in the game.
"One national sports institute for at least one discipline will be established at each of five stadium complexes, used during the Commonwealth Games. A National Institute for Hockey is proposed at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium. It will give emphasis on research and development which is very much needed to take hockey in the country," he said at a press conference here.