We are lagging in sports and need to develop infrastructure: Mukherjee

August 1st, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Pranab Mukherjee Kolkata, Aug 1 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that the country was lagging in sports facilities and infrastructure and there was a need to overcome that.

Speaking at the 91st Foundation Day of East Bengal Club, Mukherjee was awarded with the lifetime membership of the club based in Kolkata.

“I have only one thing to say. We should not stay in the past. We have to overcome the present and move towards the future. For that we need to prepare a sporting mentality, proper infrastructure through which we can develop that mentality. We are really lagging behind and we need to overcome that as soon as possible,” said Mukherjee.

Mukherjee refused to comment on the recently reported mismanagement of funds earmarked for the development of infrastructure for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games 2010 . (ANI)

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