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Meghalaya: Foundation laid for Wahiajer Multi-Sports Complex in West Jaintia Hills
CM asserted that the provision of sports infrastructure will help hone the skills of sporting talents from the area and will encourage the youth to take up sports as a career.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma, along with Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, Sports Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh, Urban Affairs Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar and MLA Wailadmiki Shylla laid the foundation for the Wahiajer Multi-Sports Complex to enhance sports infrastructure across the state.
The project, funded through the State Plan Scheme and Sports Authority of India’s Khelo India Infrastructure Scheme, cost Rs. 24,97,11,000.
The CM asserted that the provision of sports infrastructure will help hone the skills of sporting talents from the area and will encourage the youth to take up sports as a career.
The sports infrastructure would benefit the youth, educational institutions, clubs and sports associations in Wahiajer to organise and conduct regular competitions and tournaments.
The elements of this project include the development of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) certified synthetic football turf, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) certified synthetic athletics track, VIP and spectator seating galleries, modern changing room facilities, office space and circulation areas.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)