Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday laid the foundation stone of an indoor stadium and a swimming pool at Nalbari.
The indoor stadium and swimming pool are parts of a series of activities that the state government has been taking for infrastructure development of sports in different parts of the state.
The indoor stadium and the swimming pool will be built under SOPD scheme of PWD Building and National Highway.
Speaking at the function Chief Minister Sonowal maintained that sports has been one of the priorities of the state government and it is using sports as a tool to strengthen age old unity among all sections of the people of the state belonging to Barak and Brahmaputra valleys, hills and plains.
He said that creation of parallel state-of-the-art infrastructure in other parts of the state namely districts, sub-divisions and at gaon panchayat level is one of the agendas that the government is resolutely pursuing.
Sonowal informed about the budgetary sports competitions at district, ZPC and block level.
The chief minister said that a network of 500 state-of-the-art playgrounds would also be built under CMSGUY and budgetary provisions have already been made to achieve this target.
Stating that sport is the most powerful industry in the present day, Sonowal said that sport is a measure through which a person can achieve both health and wealth.
The programme which was organized by district administration in association with the Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare was attended among of others by Industry and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, MLAs Ashok Sarmah and Angoorlata Deka, DC Sanjib Kumar Das, Deputy Director Sports and Youth Welfare Uday Kamal Chetia and a host of other dignitaries.
Synchronising with the programme, Chief Minister Sonowal also distributed certificates of excellence to those principals of schools who performed exceedingly well in the third phase of Gunotsav.