The Noida authority on Wednesday opened a special facility – the Noida Shooting Range – and named it after famous marksman Dadi Chandro Tomar for sports fans in the city, officials said.
Located inside the Noida Sports Complex in Sector 21A, the facility will provide training for budding shooting skills in Noida and neighboring districts like Bulandshahr, Hapur, Meerut and Ghaziabad, among others, officials said. .
Authority has passed ??13.97 crore at the shooting range, which will provide space for training with a 10M pistol and 25M and 50M rifles, and events inside the building.
âShooting is an emerging sport in our country, and a lot of students are choosing this career now. This facility in Noida is one of a kind, with state-of-the-art, world-class infrastructure, where students in western Uttar Pradesh can get their education and make the country proud by winning medals at world events â , said Pankaj Singh. The MP for Noida, who was in attendance at Wednesday’s event.
Gautam Budh Nagar MP Dr Mahesh Sharma, MP Jewar Dhirendra Singh and Noida Authority Director General (CEO) Ritu Maheshwari were present at the shooting range opening ceremony.
âWe asked the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, to name the installation of the shooting range after Dadi Chandro Tomar to pay tribute to the great marksman, who we recently lost. Thus, the CM named the facility after the shooter, who has become an icon in our society for his achievements in sport, âsaid Dhirendra Singh.
Several athletes, including members of Chandro Tomar’s family, were also present at the event.
âWe named this facility after Chandro Tomar because it will inspire the next generation to pursue a career in shooting,â said Maheshwari.
The multi-purpose indoor stadium, which was built at the cost of ??101 crore and seating for 4,000 people will also be available to sports fans, officials said. The indoor stadium inside Noida Stadium in Sector 21A includes facilities for badminton, table tennis, basketball, handball, volleyball, gymnastics, judo, wrestling, fencing, boxing, weightlifting and taekwondo.