Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday laid the base for the construction of an indoor stadium at Jongksha in East Khasi Hills in presence of sports minister Bantiedor Lyngdoh.
The state-of-art sports infrastructure, being built at an estimated cost of Rs. 22 crore, is likely to be completed by December 2022.
Speaking on the occasion, chief minister Sangma lauded the efforts of the sports minister for his dedication to enhance the sports facilities and infrastructure.
He also informed that the government is committed to the welfare of the youth and is working in a systematic manner to leverage the sporting infrastructure.
Talking about the sporting talents and lack of sports facilities, chief minister Sangma said, “We have immense talent in our state. However, due to lack of infrastructure and guidance, the youth are not able to unleash their full potential.”
“This government is working with a direction to ensure that the youth of our State are given a platform to upscale their skills,” the chief minister said.
Announcing that in a month’s time Meghalaya Youth Policy will get its final shape, he said, “A lot of innovative interventions will be made to ensure that the potentials of our youth are harnessed.”
“It is our promise to the youth that as a committed government, we will create an environment where our youth are guided in the right direction,” chief minister Sangma said.
During the programme, the chief minister and sports minister felicitated youth, who have excelled in different regional, state level and national games in the past years.
People of the area took the opportunity and submitted a memorandum seeking chief minister’s intervention for the development of link road in the area as well as upgradation of PHC, to which the CM announced that the PHC in Jongksha will soon be upgraded to CHC and the link road will be sanctioned.