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Centre for Disability Sports (CDS) to be set up in Gwalior
A Centre for Disability Sports (CDS) is going to be set up at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh which will be completed in two years' time, informs a release of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.

The CDS, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, will have the Centre will have an Outdoor Athletic Stadium, Indoor Sports Complex, Basement Parking Facility; Aquatic Centre having 2 Swimming Pools, one covered Pool and an Outdoor Pool; High Performance Centre with classrooms; medical facilities; Sports Science Centre; hostel facilities for athletes, support facilities including accessible lockers, dining, recreational amenities and Administrative Block., it added

"The facilities so developed would be multi-functional centres with provision for training, selection, sports academics and research, medical support, spectator galleries and suitable for holding national/international events," states the release adding that the CDS will cover the disciplines of Integrated sports (Indoor); Adapted sports (Indoor); Integrated sports (Outdoor); and Integrated sports (Indoor & Outdoor)

"Improved sports infrastructure created by this Centre will ensure effective participation of persons with disabilities in sports activities and also enable them to compete at national and international levels. Setting up of the Centre will develop a sense of belonging in Divyangjan to facilitate their integration in society," adds the release.

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