All the sports lovers dream has become a reality the India’s first sports museum have been open on this Monday at Ecospace in New Town, Rajarhat, which is 25 km from Kolkata’s City Centre. This museum will play a special role in India’s future sports plan encouraging the peoples love towards sports.The museum, like these heroes, will remind you forever that sports is played to realise dreams, that sports is played because the men and women who play them are passionate. Age has nothing to do with triumph. Winning is an attitude.
The museum, spread over 6700 square feet, was inaugurated by Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Abhinav Bindra, Deepa Malik and Devendra Jhajaria here on Sunday. Tickets will be priced at Rs 100 with a 50% concession for students. Entry is gratis for state-level sportspersons, said Boria Mazumdar, sports historian, whose collection most of the memorabilia on show is.
The museum consists many special sportsmen and sportswomen’s special occasions. Few most special ones among them are
- hand gloves that Sachin Tendulkar wore while scoring his 100th international century in Dhaka.
- a boot owned by Argentine footballer Lionel Messi.
- Chelsea jersey of Didier Drogba, which he wore during his team’s 2012 Champions League triumph.
- Chess board signed by Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.
- Football legend Pele’s 1970 Brazil jersey.
- racket used by Pullela Gopichand to train Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu in Rio
- signed memorabilia from Federer, Nadal and Usain Bolt
- And much more…….
Moreover we live in a world where sports have the potential to bridge the gap between racism, sexism and discrimination. Encourage sports and live with sports so the world will be more beautiful.