first_imgThe Delhi government on Wednesday approved Rs 139 Crore ultra-modern sports complex in Najafgarh, in outer Delhi.The proposal of department of education was approved in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, a government spokesperson said.Spread over 18 acres, the complex in Kair village will have features like a synthetic athletic track, a jogging track, a tennis court, a basketball court, a swimming pool, sports lighting for cricket ground, an athletic and football ground and an uninterrupted power supply system, the spokespersons said.Confirming the move Najafgarh lawmaker and Delhi’s transport minister, Kailash Gahlot hailed the decision saying it will turn Najfgarh into a sports hub.”The stadium will have international level facilities for football, cricket and other indoor games. Possible only due to the blessings of Arvind Kejriwal ji and Manish Sisodiaji,” he tweeted.A government statement on cabinet decisions said that the Directorate of Education (DoE), while submitting the proposal, felt that it does not have any sports sports complex or stadium in rural areas of Najafgarh and its nearby villages. The area has one small stadium which caters to student of eight government schools.”It does not fulfill the requirements of sports needs of Najafgarh itself, especially most popular games like football, cricket etc. Almost all the school students have to organize sports practices either in this small stadium or in their respective school playgrounds,” the statement said.The DOE also felt that the excellence in sports is best possible only when the sportspersons receive training in specialised sports residential academies. “It surveyed the entire area and found a piece of suitable land in village Kair,” the statement said.advertisementAlso Read | You are my batting inspiration, Smriti Mandhana jokes with Yuzvendra ChahalAlso Watch | India would not be too worried about 1st T20I defeat vs New Zealand: Sunil Gavaskarlast_img

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