Meghalaya: the JN sports complex gets a facelift after 30 years
Shillong: Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad K Sangma On Tuesday, shared that nearly Rs 425 crores of work on sports infrastructure alone is currently underway in the state.
CM was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony for the improvement of the JN Stadium sports complex in Shillong which he attended as the main guest and Sports Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh as the guest of honor.
The CM said that a major investment had been made and that a major boost had been given to sports infrastructure and the sports sector for the benefit of the youth of the state.
Sangma has informed that the cost of redeveloping the JN stadium is around Rs 34.5 crore and is expected to be completed by September or end of October 2022. This long-standing facelift comes after 30 years.
“This is funded from the state budget, but on top of that we have an indoor stadium which will be a world class stadium which will be funded by the New Development Bank (NDB) project worth around Rs 100 crore, ”Sangma informed.
Other sports-related projects include the PA Sangma Sports Complex in Tura, which is divided into two parts: an outdoor and an indoor. The estimated cost of this project is around Rs 125 crore. Another sports complex is located at Nartiang in the Jaintia Hills on which Rs 25 crore is spent.
The CM informed that apart from these, various smaller projects are currently underway in the state totaling around over Rs 100 crore. These sports complexes will include a number of facilities, including indoor facilities for swimming, other indoor games and offices for various sports associations.
The CM shared that these complexes will also have different activities for young people, so it will not only be a sports complex but a youth complex.
The state also aims to host a large number of activities in the future, including the “Northeast Olympics”.
“We plan to welcome him over the next calendar year. We’re also planning to have the Meghalaya games again, which we had about two years ago after a long period of 16-17 years. We are also planning to host the Northeast Youth Summit again and mark 50 years of the state. In addition, we will have the national table tennis championship, ”Sangma said.
The Chief Minister also informed that by January 21, 2022, the state will roll out various programs for youth policy. One of the pillars of youth policies is a program called “One skill, one talent”. This program, which is a first of its kind, aims to ensure that every young person in the state is allowed to take their skill, Cm hared.
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