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Chief Minister Stalin Inaugurates Upgraded Facilities at Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin officially inaugurated the newly upgraded Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium in Chennai on Friday. The stadium underwent extensive renovations, including the installation of an Olympic-standard synthetic turf and the construction of the Kalaignar Centenary Pavilion, all of which amounted to a total cost of ₹16 crore. The upgraded infrastructure and facilities were completed just in time for the Asian Champions Trophy 2023 tournament, set to kick off in Chennai on August 3.

Joining the inauguration ceremony were Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development Udhayanidhi Stalin, Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments P.K. Sekarbabu, City Mayor R. Priya, along with legislators and senior officials. The Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium’s modernization is expected to enhance the city’s capacity to host international hockey events and provide players with top-notch facilities.

In another noteworthy event, Bharat Singh Chauhan, the deputy president of the Asian Chess Federation, visited the Chief Minister’s camp office to present him with the prestigious ‘Man of the Year Award.’ Mr. Stalin received the award in recognition of his commendable efforts in successfully organizing the 44th International Chess Olympiad last year. The recognition for conducting a successful chess event further highlights the government’s commitment to promoting sports and enhancing Tamil Nadu’s reputation in the field of sportsmanship.