UP[DATE ON AUG 26,11:18 AM IST
Jhansi. About two years ago, the construction work of Heroes Ground at Sipri was started by Jhansi Development Authority. Three crore rupees have been spent on the construction work. The plan for the launch of the ground was prepared by the JDA on the occasion of the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand. Due to which the works have been expedited to complete the remaining works on the field.
Heroes Ground is said to be the birthplace of hockey magician Major Dhyan Chand. He used to practice the game on this ground itself. Apart from this, he used to teach the nuances of hockey to the budding players. Major Dhyanchand’s samadhi remains on this ground. There was only one boundary wall in the name of facility on the ground. The ground was also in very rough condition. The plan for the rejuvenation of the grounds was prepared by the Jhansi Development Authority.
Under the plan, eight feet high boundary wall has been constructed around the ground. Three entrances have been created for the players to come and go. A five meter wide synthetic track has been constructed around the ground.
Jhansi Development Authority Vice-Chairman Sarvesh Kumar Dixit said that the contractors have been instructed to expedite the works of Heroes Ground. It will be inaugurated on the occasion of the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand.