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India to have first of its own kind National Sports Museum
According to an official release, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has decided to establish National Sports Museum, first of its kind, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel said that the Museum will showcase the India’s achievements in sports and also focus on the traditional sports within the country. The aim of the Museum is to popularise sports as a way of life within the country.

Goel has made an appeal to all past and present sports persons and members of public to contribute any memorabilia held by them for permanent display in the National Sports Museum. He said such contributions will be recognised and acknowledged.

The minister also informed in the release that the first phase for establishing the museum will commence soon as the idea has been transformed from concept to museum model stage by the experts.

The museum will have the following features:

-a collection of memorabilia to become an interactive venue of interest for all age groups

-a display of achievements of the Indian greats in sports and also act as an educational hub

 -opportunities for the young to delve into some sporting activity

-an audio-visual display of rules and legacy events pertaining to various sports as part of education for the budding sportspersons

-a well-equipped library on sports and physical fitness, painting gallery and amphitheatre for screening of legacy matches/contests/games

-a cafeteria, an activity zone, a souvenir/pro shop and a play area.

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