Sagar throws open new stadium in Old City
Srinagar, Nov 20: Maintaining that providing quality infrastructure to the sports lovers for the propagation of sports activities forms one of the priorities of the government, the Minister for Rural Development, Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Mohammad Sagar today said that by doing so we are trying to channelise the activities of the youth in a proper manner so that they can compete at national as well as global levels bringing laurels to the state.
The Minister was speaking after inaugurating first of its kind State-of-art sports pavilion constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 80 lakh by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation. Besides, having the facility of changing rooms, it also has a state-of-art gymnasium and other allied facilities.
Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad, Commissioner SMC, other senior officers of the different departments and prominent citizens of the area were present on the occasion.
The Minister asked the youth to come forward and utilize the infrastructure for polishing their talent so that they can equip themselves with the latest techniques for developing the winning attitude in themselves. He also announced that a similar type of pavilion would be constructed at Khawaja Naqashband Sahib Stadium at Radapora, Khanyar.
Sagar said that the building quality infrastructure for the overall convenience of the people forms one of the top most priorities of the government and several welfare programmes have been undertaken in this regard. He appealed the people to come forward and actively participate in the implementation of these so that they can be implemented for the benefit of general masses. “We should also understand that peace and development are inter related and there can be no sustainable development activities without the peaceful environs”, he maintained.
While referring to the government’s endeavor of bringing the old city on the tourist circuit of the state, the Minister said that the Naagar Nagar project being undertaken will ensure that the tourism would get boost and also result in providing the market to the local artisans of the area which would go a long way in providing the employment avenues to them.
The Minister later interacted with the participating teams and also distributed prizes to them.
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