Dignitaries snapped after dedicating Major Dhyan Chand’s mural to city. (Pic by Anil Futane)
Principal Correspondent :
Hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand’s mural dedicated to city
NAGPUR Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari dedicated hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand’s mural to the city during a ceremony organised by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) at Vidarbha Hockey Association ground on Sunday morning. On the occasion of National Sports Day, the Mayor once again raised hopes of an astro turf at VHA. “The proposal of an astro turf at VHA ground is pending with the government for several years. I request corporator Kishor Jichkar to follow up with the State Government where the file is stuck. Once the file moves to the Central Government I will personally talk to Sport Minister Anurag Thakur and get funds for the turf,” assured Tiwari.
Speaking further, he said that VHA should train players of NMC schools as there is a lot of talent in these kids. “There is talent in the students of NMC schools, I request VHA to select players from NMC schools and train them so that they bring laurels,” added Tiwari.
The mural was idea of corporator Jichkar who took personal care in installing it at the gate of VHA. On the occasion, VHA Administrator TN Sidhra, NMC Sports Officer Pramod Tabhane, corporators Sanjay Bangale, Rupa Rai, Ujjwala Sharma, Prakash Warade, NMC Sports Officer Piyush Ambulkar, Vijay Barse, Narendra Jichkar, Vivek Siriah, Raju Reddy, Satish Fulsunge, Harish Kapoor, Kishor Goydani, Ghanshyam Mange, Naveen Naidu, Indu Thakur, Girish Naidu, Gajanan Malkar and others were present.