Under Vir Bhadra regime, sports infrastructure has dilapidated: Sh. Anurag Thakur

Aug 22, 2017 18:41 | Poltics

Dharamshala (Arvind Sharma )22 August 2017

 BJP MP Mr. Anurag Thakur held Congress lead State Government responsible for the poor state of sports infrastructure in the State of Himachal Pradesh. During his recent visit to Government Degree College Hamirpur’s Athletic track he was disappointed with its  poor maintenance.

 Commenting on the same,  Anurag  said, “Under Sh. Prem Kumar Dhumal ji’s tenure, the State Government had spent Rs. 6 crore for development of Athletic track at Government Degree College Hamirpur, in order to promote sports amongst youth. However, the present poor state of the facility under Congress State Government highlights their lack of interest towards youth development. The area covering the track where children play football and other sports enthusiastically has grass, bushes and hemp grown upto their knee length. This could prove to be fatal for the health and hygiene of the children pursuing sports in this ground.”

 He further added,“Even the indoor stadium is incomplete till date and no action has been taken to expedite the work for initiating work on this front. I had recently organized State Olympic Games in Himachal Pradesh to give a boost to the dream of thousands of athletes. Whereas, on the other hand, the State Government is least bothered to utilize the available infrastructure for children to pursue sports. This only goes to show the interest and priorities of the Congress led State Government.I would urge the Chief Minister to look into this matter sympathetically as this is for the betterment of thousands of youth.”