Government has prioritized infrastructural development for quality improvement of sports in the state. We could churn out great sport persons by improving the quality of sports when we could provide appropriate infrastructure to them, enunciated Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Sushanta Chowdhury after inaugurating a synthetic turf football ground at Rabindra Sardha Satabarsha open stage, BKI ground in Belonia today. The YAS Minister said, total 4 synthetic turfs have heen installed in the state for development in football. Total 20 crore rupees has been spent for these.
While speaking about the aims and objective of the department, he said, the department is making efforts to install such football ground, one in each sub-division for infrastructural development of football. The department aims to bring out players from village areas to state, national and international levels. The work undergoing in sports sector of the state at the cost of 70 crore rupees for infrastructural development will prove to be helpful in developing the players. Sport plays a huge role in keeping a person healthy or physical and mental development.
He also said, special emphasis has been given to sports in the new education policy. The Youth Affairs & Sports infrastructural development is playing a huge role in the fight against drugs called by the present state government. YAS Minister hoped for everyone’s cooperation in the society in the fight against drugs.
The YAS Minister also said, if other small states can organize national games, then our Tripura also can. National level players will come up from Tripura. Everyone has to have positive outlook towards it. He said, the state government is bringing to consideration to reserve seats in all levels of jobs of the state for sport persons having national meets in order to encourage young boys and girls of the state towards sports.
YAS Minister urged locals of the area to be responsible to conserve the newly installed football ground. The ground has been constructed at the cost of about 5 crore rupees. MLA Arun Chandra Bhowmik also spoke on the occasion. Welcome speech was given by District official of YAS department Debashish Bhattacharjee. The programme was presided by Chairperson of Belonia Municipal Council Nikhil Chandra Gope.