Last updated: 08 July, 2009
Chikkaballapur,DH News Service:
Rs 10 crore proposal for the development of Sir M V Stadium in the City
District In-charge and Wakf and Minority Welfare Minister Mumtaz Ali Khan said that separate facilities should be provided to sportswomen,swimming pool, indoor stadium,Sir M V Stadium
�A proposal has been submitted to the cabinet for the construction of the international-level sports village in Chikkaballapur which just a stone’s throw away from Bangalore International Airport. The survey for the requisite land has already be conducted, said Department of Youth Service and Sports Minister Goolihatti D Shekar.
He was speaking after laying the foundation stone for the construction of the swimming pool at Sir M V Stadium in Chikkaballapur on Wednesday.
The pool is being constructed at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore where even international events can be held, expressed Goolihatti who said that Rs 60 lakh had already been released for the construction purpose and the works would be completed in a matter of few days.
He added that Rs 10 crore proposal had been submitted to the cabinet for the development of the district-level Sir M V Stadium where ultra modern facilities will be created.
Emphasis has been laid for the development of stadiums in taluks. Funds have already been released for the construction of stadiums at Gauribidnur, Gudibande and Bagepalli, he added.
District In-charge and Wakf and Minority Welfare Minister Mumtaz Ali Khan said that separate facilities should be provide to women sportspersons at the swimming pool, indoor stadium and other facilities which are being constructed.
Bagepalli MLA N Sampangi recalling the days when he was the president of the Sports Authority, said that he had launched programme to develop the stadiums in 85 taluks of the State.
However, he regretted that none of the stadiums were developed.
At least now the minister for Department of Youth Service and Sports should lay emphasis for their (stadiums) developments.
Discrepancy in awards
There is discrepancy in selecting the sportspersons for Ekalavya award given by the Government. This is depriving the genuine sportspersons for their rightful share. The Government should stick to the practice of giving the awards annually, expressed Sampangi.
He added that government should take steps to improve the living standards of the sportspersons.
Lack of encouragement
Regretting the poor performance of our country in the international sporting events, Gauribidnur MLA N H Shivashankar attributed this to the lack of encouragement in the country. He requested Deputy Commissioner to allot 2,500 acres of land necessary for the establishment of sports village in district.
MLA K P Bache Gowda said that all the 5 MLAs from the district were unanimous in their decision for the development of the region and added that development works should commence shortly.
CMC President M Prakash and others spoke on the occasion. SP Ravindra Prasad, Anantu Personal Secretary of the Minister Mumtaz Ali Khan, BJP leaders Bulavanahalli Lokesh, A V Byre Gowda and others were present on the occasion.