Sports ministry to establish National Sports Museum at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Wednesday said it is planning to establish a National Sports Museum at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

The decision was taken three months back and after a series of meetings, the current venue for the museum was finalised by the Sports Minister Vijay Goel, the Ministry said in a statement.

 Sports ministry to establish National Sports Museum at New Delhis Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

View of JLN Stadium.
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"The museum will showcase India's achievements in sports and also focus on the traditional sports within the country."

Goel said the museum will "act as an educational hub and offer opportunity for the young to delve into some sporting activity."

He also appealed to all past and present sportspersons to contribute any memorabilia held by them for permanent display in the museum.

Goel said the first phase of the work on the museum will commence soon as the idea has been "transformed from concept to museum model stage by the experts".

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Updated Date: Aug 23, 2017 18:38:24 IST