MP Rinku Seeks New Stadia In Jalandhar From Union Sports Minister Under Khelo India Scheme

Jalandhar: Lok Sabha Member Sushil Kumar Rinku today had a brief meeting with Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur in Parliament premises wherein the former demanded to build new sports stadiums in his parliamentary constituency under the `Khelo India’ scheme.

Divulging the details, the MP said that the Union Minister was apprised about the sports heritage of Jalandhar District and was requested to consider his demand so as to keep youngsters from the evil of drugs. He further mentioned that Mr. Anurag Thakur has given a positive response to his request to set up new stadiums in Jalandhar district and said that the project for the same should be forwarded to union sports ministry through the state government with provision for adequate land. Mr. Rinku said that about five-six acres of land is required for each stadium and chunk of government land would be identified for this purpose and the project would be submitted to the Union Sports Ministry through the state government so that construction work could be started in this regard at the earliest.

The Member Parliament reiterated that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led state government was committed to reviving sports culture of the state under which several unique initiatives were already taken up by the state government. He said that the state government had launched the `Kheda Watan Punjab Dian’ event wherein persons from all age groups participated to express their love towards sports. He added that more such initiatives were being taken to reconnect the state’s youth with sports.