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Hydro power major THDCIL signs MoU for water sports academy

Dehradun, Dec 8 (UNI) State-owned THDC India Ltd (THDCIL) on Friday announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Kayaking & Canoeing Association (IKCA), Uttaranchal Olympic Association (UOA), and the Department of Yuva Kalyan and Sports, Government of Uttarakhand to set up THDCIL Water Sports High Performance Academy at Koteshwar, Tehri.
Under the agreement, the academy will focus on training athletes for international events, including World Championships, Asian Level Championships, and Ranking Championships in the disciplines of Canoe Sprint, Para-Canoe, and Canoe Slalom.
The academy aims to elevate athlete performance by providing cutting-edge tools, equipment, and facilities.
The MoU was signed by key representatives including Shallinder Singh, Director (Personnel) of THDCIL, Prashant Kushwaha, President of IKCA, Dr. D. K. Singh, Secretary General of UOA, Amit Sinha, Special Principal Secretary, Sports & Youth Welfare, Uttarakhand, and L. P. Joshi, Executive Director (TC) of THDCIL (on behalf of THDCIL and co-ordinating with Governing Body) in Dehradun.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Dhami lauded the role of THDCIL and stated that this initiative aims to create a global ecosystem that not only enhances the sport locally but also contributes to the development of an international environment at the high-performance academy in Koteshwar, Tehri.
R. K. Vishnoi, Chairman and Managing Director of THDCIL emphasized the academy's commitment to fostering international collaboration by welcoming foreign athletes.
He stated that THDCIL has always been on the forefront towards the development initiatives of Uttarakhand and in this regard recently the company signed MoUs for five hydro projects in the state totalling 1,719 MW which would involve an estimated investment of Rs 17,000 crores.
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