Presiding over the Himachal Pradesh Sports Council meeting, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh approved the tournament. The sports stadium in Una is the second Astroturf hockey field in the state after the Rajeev Gandhi High Altitude Training Centre in Shilaroo in Shimla district.

The chief minister also gave approval for setting up a shooting range in Shimla. Youth services and sports principal secretary V.C. Pharka said that the sports department would be organizing International Paragliding Championship (Category-II) and Open Himalayan Championship at Bir-Billing in Kangra district in October.

(Agencies)

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