Shimla, Sep 25 (UNI) Atal Behari Vajpayee Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali, has been granted recognition as National Sports Institute by the Central Government.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal announced this here today after receiving this information from Union Minister of Youth Services and Sports, Dr MS Gill.
The Chief Minister said that the institute had been conducting winter games of national and international standard every year besides undertaking training courses in adventure sports and allied activities during summer season.
Mr Dhumal said that with the recognition of the institution, more mountaineering and allied sports activities would be taking place in the state. He said that the institute had its wings at Dharamshala and Narkanda, which had also been conducting courses in skiing, winter games and other adventurous activities.
He said that the players trained by the institute had been participating in the national and international events.
He said that the institute had also been rendering yeoman service during the winter season, especially in carrying the rescue and relief operations during the winter season in the snow bound areas.
He added that the institute had quality infrastructure to cater to the international level training programmes and had been inviting world's best trainers to train the state youth in different winter games.
He hoped that with the recognition as national institute, the state would be recognised at the international-level for organising the winter games as also to train the state youth, to compete in the international winter sports events.
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