IB and Youth Affairs minister lays foundation of ZPEO, playfield; inaugurates PMGSY road

JAMMU & KASHMIR: Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Anurag Thakur today laid the foundation stone of the Zonal Physical Education Office(ZPEO) and Zonal Play Field and inaugurated PMGSY at Kichpora Kangan for Rs 1.14 crore.

Earlier, the Minister also inaugurated the 1.5 km PMGSY road constructed at the cost of Rs 136.67 lakh at Bonibagh Kangan connecting Bonibagh Bala habitation to the highway.

Addressing the audience, the Minister said that there is no dearth of talent in the Union Territory of J&K but the need is to channelize that talent. The youth of J&K needs facilities and the central government will ensure that talent flourishes in the region, he added.

To do so the Central Government has earmarked an amount of Rs 200 crore under PM Development Plan for the development of playfields and indoor stadiums, he said. He further said that Rs 33 crore more are approved for preparing synthetic turfs, hockey and football grounds in J&K.

He also urges the gathering to join the countrywide month-long “Clean India Mission” starting on
October 01, 2021.

Later, the Minister distributed certificates, mementos and sports kits among the students during a
colourful function held at Kichpora Kangan. On the occasion, the Minister also witnessed cultural program and demo of various sports competitions in Marshall Arts, Tug of War, Kabaddi and Volleyball.

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