Shillong: The J.N.Sports complex in Meghalaya’s state capital Shillong will get a facelift with Chief Minister Conrad Sangma laid the foundation stone for the upgradation of J N Sports Complex, here in the State capital on Tuesday.
Sangma said that the long pending project was required in the Sports sector as the stadium was getting a facelift after almost thirty years.
“The upgradation of the J N Sports Complex with an Indoor Stadium funded by NDB (New Development Bank), the P A Sangma Sports Complex at Tura with Outdoor and Indoor Stadiums, a Sports Complex at Nartiang and other projects all over the State, all amounting to more than 400 crores is a major investment towards the Sports sector in the interest of our youth and sportspersons,” he said.
The Chief Minister also informed that the Sports Complex will house a number of facilities and host activities that are important for the youth.
He also spelled a number of programmes in the pipeline for the youth and the sportsmen which would be a part of the Golden Jubilee celebration of the State next year.
Stating that it is important to push the youth in the right direction, the Chief Minister said, “It is easy for the youth today to be diverted to unproductive and destructive activities so it is imperative for the government to channelize the energies of the youth into constructive forces and this can be done only by having the right policies, the right programmes and the right infrastructures.”.
Sangma also informed that the State Sports Policy which had taken a setback because of the COVID will soon start rolling with improved situation.
Further, the Chief Minister urged the youth and aspiring athletes to not just take up Sports as just playing a game.“Sports impart valuable lessons of discipline, hard work, team work, perseverance, accepting defeat but not giving up and these qualities build up your Character which will ultimately define your life and career,” he said.
The young athletes also displayed a drill on seven disciplines of Sports.