By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The newly-constructed outdoor sports arena and the refurbished indoor sports complex at the GITAM Deemed to be University were unveiled by M Bharadwaj, secretary of GITAM, in Hyderabad on Thursday.

The outddor sports facility includes synthetic acrylic surfaces for basketball and tennis, an artificial turf multisport court and a beach volleyball area. The indoor complex comprises three indoor air-conditioned badminton courts, a kabaddi play area, and an indoor sports arena for table tennis, chess, carrom and foosball.

“The new facilities are important to the campus as it contributes towards the university’s larger vision to build a vibrant and sustainable sporting culture. This will support our staff and coaches in delivering a wide range of sports training programmes, sports courses, regular competitions and recreational events among others,” said Arun Karthik, director of sports at GITAM.

He added that the enhanced facilities for sports will play a key role in creating an environment of safe play, healthy competition and enhanced participation thereby aiding the holistic development of students.