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There’s another reason for sports lovers in Uttar Pradesh to rejoice, especially tennis enthusiasts. Since 2012, Akhilesh Yadav, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has done many things to improve the facilities and infrastructure for sports in the state. From setting up international stadiums to state-of-the-art football grounds, to improving prize money for sportsmen to ensuring that they get pensions, he has left no stone unturned.


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Sania Mirza, one of the world’s finest tennis players met Akhilesh Yadav and discussed ways and means to promote tennis in Uttar Pradesh. The People’s CM was all up for this and also introduced the various development schemes which are running to promote sports and sportsmen in the state. He told Sania, “The state has several talented tennis players and the government is serious in providing better infrastructural facilities and training to them to hone up their skills.” Akhilesh Yadav requested the tennis star to help the budding players.

Sania Mirza promised, “I will extend all possible cooperation to the endeavour.”

There might be a tennis academy coming up in Lucknow or Noida because of the collaboration too. Thank you, Akhilesh Sir.