Ghani Memorial Stadium in Downtown gets floodlights

Advisors to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and KK Sharma Wednesday visited Ghani Memorial Statdium in Rajouri Kadal area of Downtown where the newly installed facility of flood lights was jointly inaugurated by them.

The floodlight facility has been installed in the stadium with an estimated cost of Rs 1.24 crore by Jammu Kashmir State Sports Council (JKSSC) under which eight poles have been erected having 120 high beam lights to light up the stadium so that matches could be held during night hours.

The project of up-gradation of Ghani Memorial Stadium in Rajouri Kadal was undertaken by the JKSSC in the month of February this year which was completed in a record time. After having installed the floodlights, this sports ground has become the first stadium in the area to be equipped with the state of art floodlights.

The move will surely benefit the sports lovers of the area and would also promote sports activities involving youth of the area. Other up-gradation related works in the stadium are underway and soon be completed.

On the occasion, demonstrations were given by Taekwondo, Judu, Wushu, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi and other teams. Football kits were also distributed among the 115 Football Clubs of Srinagar district who will be participating in the Football Tournament commencing within few days in this newly up-graded stadium.