Tribune News Service
Mohali, October 2
To channel the energy of the youth in constructive activities and to boost the sports culture in the state, the Punjab Government will upgrade the sports infrastructure, said Balbir Singh Sidhu, Cabinet Minister.
He was presiding over the district-level online launch of the construction work for three sports grounds. Sidhu said 750 sports stadia and grounds were being constructed in rural areas of the state for Rs105 crore in the current financial year. He said Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had launched the first phase of the project — a sports ground in every block.
Balbir Singh Sidhu said in Mohali, three sports grounds were being constructed at Daun Majra in Kharar, Barsalpur Taprian in Majri and Chadiala in the Dera Bassi block. He said the Daun Majra ground would be developed over an acre for Rs12 lakh, over two acre in Barsalpur Taprian for Rs37 lakh and on four acre area in Chadiala village at a cost of Rs50 lakh. He said the grounds were being made keeping in view the acceptability of a particular discipline of sports.
Sidhu said to create a soothing environment, thick plantation had been proposed along the periphery of each ground. Engagement in sports would keep the youth away from drugs and would build their stamina, said Balbir Singh Sidhu.