Jamshedpur, Feb 02: Jharkhand government plans to set up a sports university in the state to promote sports activities, Chief Minister Raghuvar Das said.
"Jharkhand has a sprawling multi-sports complex in Ranchi but it was not functioning in a proper manner," Das said while inaugurating D P International Swimming Academy equipped with first mini-olympic size swimming pool of the country at Danga.
"We have plan to set up the sports university in the sports complex. I have already directed the officials to look into it and take necessary steps to establish the sports university soon," Das who was here to take part in a few functions said.
Nearly 32% of the state population comprised of youths and they can make their career in sports, besides education, he said.
An International Swimmer, Deepak Kumar Singh, the brain behind setting up the academy, said they have plan to train and develop 17 sports events including a well-equipped gym, judo, karate, tennis, billiards in three phases to produce international level sportspersons.