Himachal govt to create better sports infrastructure to promote games

Shimla/January 9
Himachal’s Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday said that the state government is aiming to create better sports infrastructure to promote all the games, especially rural sports.
While presiding over the closing ceremony of six day long Junior National and Master’s National men and Women Power Lifting Championship organized at GSSS Rait in district Kangra, Singh said that Rs 7.85 crore are being spent on developing sports infrastructure in the state during this financial year and a provision of Rs 50 lakh has been made under Special Component Plan to construct 50 play grounds so as to provide better playing facility to the youth.
He added that the state government was suitably rewarding the sportspersons who had brought laurels to Himachal in various National and International competitions.
“The state government is trying to ensure equitable development of all areas of the State without any discrimination and it is being ensured that people get best health, education and road facility at their door steps,” Singh said, adding that during last one year, the state has witnessed development at accelerated pace to benefit every section of the society with various welfare programs.
The Chief Minister also announced to open Tehsil Welfare Office at Rait and said that adequate funds would be released for the renovation work of GSSS Rait. He also announced developing play ground at Rait. He also announced to open Ayurvedic Dispensary at Dadhamb and starting science classes in GSSS Darini from next academic session.
He announced grant of rupees two lakh to the HP Power Lifting Association for encouraging the spots activities. Earlier, Chief Minister inaugurated Throat bridge on Chambi khad constructed at a cost of Rs 141.84 lakh.