Poor infra haunt athletes in Kashmir:Bakshi stadium has filthy toilet, no change room

Enter Bakshi Stadium where every now and then hosts of activities are being organized by spectrum of sports bodies and till date the authorities managing it have not undertaken any initiative to renovate the filthiest toilet where sewage overflows on the bathroom area and stench haunts the budding athletes.
Poor infra haunt athletes in Kashmir:Bakshi stadium has filthy toilet, no change room
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Enter Bakshi Stadium where every now and then hosts of activities are being organized by spectrum of sports bodies and till date the authorities managing it have not undertaken any initiative to renovate the filthiest toilet where sewage overflows on the bathroom area and stench haunts the budding athletes.

Apart from this unhygienic toilet, the young sports men or women have no change room.

The stadium which was constructed in 1960 continues with the same outlook and infact has gone from bad to worse as evident from the condition of the stands or ground.  

"Bakshi Stadium is one of the oldest stadium but look at the condition of the toilet where human excreta overflows the toilet commode and other dirty waste splashes under washbasins," says a group of girl athletes from Kothibagh Higher Secondary School out to participate in football tourney.

Arooj, a participant said that the washroom inside the stadium is unclean and not in a position to be used by athletes.

"Nobody here prefers to use this bathroom as it emits filthy smell and waste. Besides many bathrooms don't have doors. The Sports Council should have maintained them properly so that athletes don't face any problem here, "she said.

 The girl athletes said that the stadium is without proper changing room for girls due to which they often face problem while participating in any sports event.

"We female participants guard outside the room when others change their clothes. It becomes embarrassing at times to ask others to keep a watch outside changing room," said another girl participant.

 "The athletes have to drink cold water from taps which risks their health. At least there should be proper drinking water facility in the stadium," said Sabreena.

"We have only one stadium but unfortunately it lacks the basic facilities. Nothing is in place," said Afshana, one of the athletes. 

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