HYDERABAD: Unhealthy information for hundreds of youngsters and youth within the metropolis who’ve been eagerly ready for summer season sports activities teaching camps to reopen. This 12 months, the Higher Hyderabad Municipal Company (GHMC) is not going to maintain its annual sports activities camps as a consequence of paucity of funds and the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic. The Company didn’t maintain any camps final 12 months as properly.
Often, between 1.50 lakh to 2 lakh sports activities fanatics participate in these camps. The Company affords coaching in 56 completely different sports activities throughout 2,000 centres for teens and youngsters between the ages of six and 16. It has 521 playgrounds, seven swimming swimming pools, 23 sports activities complexes, 10 curler skating rinks and 5 tennis courts.
Yearly, the camps was run from the primary week of April to the final week of Could, and for which a Rs 25 lakh price range is earmarked for buying sports activities gear.GHMC officers stated that the preparation for the camps used to start out in February itself, however because the Covid scenario within the State was not bettering, that they had no different different however to cancel it this 12 months.
It will harm many younger athletes because the camps have been a godsend for them. Worldwide stars like PV Sindhu (badminton), Mukesh Kumar (hockey) and plenty of Arjuna awardees first practised there.
Began by late L Venkatram Reddy in 1968, the summer season camps turned probably the most sought-after occasion for younger girls and boys within the metropolis. A few of them even went on symbolize the State and the nation in varied tournaments.