Advanced sports infrastructure is being developed to improve the quality of sports in the state so that talented players can emerge and shine the name of the state at national and international level. Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha said this while inaugurating the synthetic football turf and open gym at Sachindranagar High School ground in Jirania sub-division yesterday. On the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the state did not have such high-quality infrastructure in the field of sports earlier.
Now such high-quality football fields are being built in the state as well. In the past, there was no initiative to build such a playground in our state. This has become possible after the present government came to power. By playing and training in such playgrounds, footballers of our state can achieve better results at national level.
Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha said that the state government has taken sincere efforts to build Ek Tripura Shrestha Tripura. The state government is working under the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The government is working on development oriented plans for the welfare of the people in all parts of the state. He said that the state government has also givenbspecial attention to women empowerment. Speaking about the Sachindranagar region, the Chief Minister said that earlier this region was hotbeds of terrorism. Now this place has a synthetic football turf. That means peace has been established here.
He said that if the young men and women are involved in sports then talent will be developed as well as the youth can be kept away from addiction.
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Sushanta Chowdhury said that there was no development in this Sachindranagar area. After the coming of this govemment, plans are being made on how to take this area to the peak of development. Keeping in mind the youth of this region, this world- fields were inaugurated in the state. Before that such football fields have been constructed in Udaipur’s Chandrapur and Agartala’s Umakanta Academy School, The Sports Minister said on the occasion that a project of 60 crore rupees is being implemented for the development of sports infrastructure in the state. During the previous government, no initiative was taken from the youth affairs and sports department to build such infrastructure in class football field has been constructed here so that good footballers can emerge from this region. It is a field of dreams. The sports minister appealed to local people to maintain this field. He said, this field has been constructed at a cost of 5 crore rupees. Like this, three other such the state. Moreover, an open gym has also been opened here keeping the players in mind. He thanked the Chief Minister for making financial arrangements for the construction of this field.
Among others, MLA Birendra Debbarma also spoke on the occasion. The Secretary of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports PK Chakraborty delivered the welcome speech. Director of Youth Affairs and Sports Department Subikash Debbarma gave vote of thanks. On the occasion of the opening ceremony, a friendly football match was held between Majlishpur XI and Tripura Football Association.