Sports Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia talking to players during inspection of Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy at Bishan Khedi in Bhopal on Wednesday.
Staff Reporter :
Several facilities are being made available to talented and emerging sportspersons by the State Government. Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy located in Bhopal will now soon hold international level shooting competitions. Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia said this during inspection of expansion works of 50 meter shooting range and the boys and girls hostel under construction in Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy at Bishan Khedi in Bhopal on Wednesday.
Re-location of 50 feet tall palm tree: Construction work is in progress in MP State Shooting Academy. Sports Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia had issued strict instructions not to destroy any tree so that greenery and beauty of complex could be preserved. Keeping this in mind, five 50-feet palm trees in the premises have been relocated. Yashodhara Raje Scindia told that MP State Shooting Academy is well-equipped with all facilities. As per norms of international events, 60 lane is mandatory for rifle shooting.
The academy currently has a 50 meter lane. Currently, extension work of 10 meter is in progress, which will be completed by March 2021. She said that MP State Shooting Academy is accredited by International Shooting Sports Federation. Here after its expansion we can organise World Cup shooting championship. She also inspected boys’ and girl’s hostel under construction in the academy campus.