Delhi University is planning to establish a new sports hostel and a shooting range built as per international standards in order to promote sports on the campus. The university has decided to build the shooting range at the polo ground near Vijay Nagar. The hostel will also be built at this site as it is close to North campus.
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The proposed hostel will facilitate camps and will provide residential space for sports persons visiting or studying at the university. Currently, DU has to accommodate these sportsmen at the hostels of colleges affiliated to it, which is very inconvenient to the students as there is a lack of seats available.
Secretary of Sports Council, DU, Anil Kalkal, said that the UGC has granted Rs.75 lakh for construction of the hostel and Rs.90 lakh for the shooting range. He also informed that the university has been granted Rs.10 lakh to buy sports equipment for these facilities. The plans and structure ae ready and the construction will begin shortly.
The shooting range will have the state-of-the-art facilities with computerized infrastructure for short ranged air pistol and rifle categories. Apart from this, the facility will have a multipurpose hall and other indoor games complexes.
The Delhi University does not have its own shooting facility and the students, in need of these facilities go to Karni Singh shooting range in Tughlakabad for practice.
The new shooting range will motivate students to perform better. There are various students of DU who have represented India in international shooting events and have made the country proud.
10 shooters of Delhi University participated in the sixth World University Shooting Sports Championship held in Poland. The students brought back 5 medals for the country.
Following is the list of winners:
|Name of the Student||Medal|
|Dilreen Gill||Gold Medal|
|Sajneet Kaur||Silver Medal|
|Mahima K Mahajan||Silver Medal|
|Sarveshwari Kumari||Bronze Medal|
|Yuvraj K Mahajan||Bronze Medal|