CM lays foundation stone of lift irrigation scheme to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 9.98 crore for a group of villages in GP Bandrol, Jaindaur, Baveli and Sarsari in Kullu District.The State Government would soon construct an indoor Stadium for various sports such as boxing and Table Tennis at the School Complex, Katrain in Kullu district, so that the youth of the region could get best facilities for exhibiting their talent at national and international level.This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the opening ceremony of 40th Junior Basketball Championship at Government Senior Secondary School Katrain in Kullu district today.The Chief Minister announced Rs 10 lakh for the indoor stadium and said that the State Government would provide additional assistance in a phased manner. He said that the State Basket Ball Association was doing a commendable service in promoting basketball in the State. He said that this provides an opportunity to the youth to exhibit their talent. He said that the Government would give special stress on creating sports infrastructure upto rural areas.He announced Rs 1 lakh for smooth organization of this tournament and also Rs. 51,000 for the State Basketball Association.
Earlier, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone of Lift Irrigation Scheme for Sarsari Group of Villages in Gram Panchayat Bandrol, Jindaour, Baveli and Sari to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 998 lakh and inaugurated new building of Government Senior Secondary School Raison constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.23 crore.Later, he also laid foundation stone of Primary Health Centre Patlikuhal to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 77.32 lakh.A colourful cultural programme was also presented on the occasion by the students of various schools.Transport, Youth Services and Sport and Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur said that the State Government under the able leadership of the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was committed for the welfare of the youth.President Basket Ball Association HP Munish Sharma welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries on the occasion and detailed about the championship. He said that total 27 teams were participating in the ChampionshipMember of Parliament Ram Swaroop Sharma, MLA's Kishori Lal Sagar, Surinder Shorie, OSD to the Chief Minister Shishu Dharma, BJP Mandal Manali President Durga Singh, Deputy Commissioner Kullu Yunus, Superintendent of Police Kullu Shalini Agnihotri were also present on the occasion among others.