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Govt set to complete indoor sports stadium in Rajpora Pulwama

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Pulwama: After missing several deadlines the government is set to complete the much awaited indoor sports stadium in Rajpora area of Pulwama district.
Shabir Ahmad Najar Deputy General Manager JKPCC which is executing agency of the project said that the indoor sports stadium is almost complete with very little work pending.
He said that very soon it will be handed over to the concerned department after which local youth can avail the benefit of the project.
Another official of JKPCC said that stadium is complete and only the flooring work is to be completed and the work is going on to complete it within a week’s time.
He said that due to back to back lockdowns and other things, project got delayed but now it has been almost completed.
He said that project is being completed at a cost of around Rs 4 crore.
Players from different villages of the area said that they are very much hopeful that by enhancing the sports infrastructure in the area, youth will get engaged in different sports activities and will remain away from many evils including the drugs.
They said that project has consumed lot of time for completion but the youth are hopeful that it help the local players to reach higher levels.
“Our valley is facing the nuisance of drug addiction which is due to lack of recreational opportunities given to our youth and such projects are very important to keep them away from drugs,” said Faizan Ahmad, a local cricket player.
“I am hopeful that this sports stadium will help us in engaging more and more youth in sports activities and keep them away from drugs and other social evils,” he said.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in

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