Gorakhpur: The Yogi government is set to designate Ramgarh Taal as the prime venue for hosting rowing national camps in the state. This decision comes in light of the resounding success of the rowing competition held during the Khelo India University Games (KIUG). Furthermore, the government aims to organize international-level rowing competitions in the heart of Gorakhpur, according to a statement released by the Chief Minister’s Office on Saturday.
According to reports, aspiring rowers from across the country will receive training at the proposed training academy at Ramgarh Taal. This initiative aims to enhance their talents and skills, enabling them to excel in national and international competitions, as mentioned in the statement.
It is noteworthy that the State Sports Department, under the guidance of the Chief Minister, organised the rowing competition at Ramgarh Taal as part of the KIUG. The Yogi government has invested Rs. 45 crore in constructing a world-class water sports complex near the lake. The objective behind this venture is to host national and international water sports competitions and encourage the participation of local youth.
Significantly, the top officials of the Rowing Federation of India have expressed their interest in establishing a national training academy for rowing at Ramgarh Taal. Taking this into account, the state government has taken steps towards setting up a national camp in this regard.