New Delhi: Famous athlete P.T. Usha called on Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel at the Minister’s official residence here yesterday.
During the meeting, Usha invited the Minister to attend the opening of her new academy, “Usha School of Athletics,” in Kozhikode on June 15. Spread across 30 acres, the aim of the academy is to train budding athletes.
It has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 8.5 crore sanctioned by the Centre. The key feature of the academy will be the 8-lane synthetic track.
Other features include a mud track, a 40-bed hostel and a gymnasium. The academy will have a team of trained coaches, physios and other key officials to assist the athletes.
On the occasion, Goel promised her all possible support for the growth of the academy.