Himachal Olympic association to spend Rs.400 mn on infrastructure

August 11th, 2008 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Aug 11(IANS) Newly-elected president of the Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association J.P. Nadda Monday said Rs.400 million would be spent to strengthen the sports infrastructure in the next five years to raise sporting standards in the hill state. Addressing reporters here, Nadda said 22 of the 34 delegates had supported him during the elections held Sunday.

He said the past president, Ram Lal Thakur, had remained at the helm for over two decades during which the sports in the state suffered most.

Anurag Thakur, the newly elected general secretary of the association, said lack of infrastructure and shortage of coaches were the main factors responsible for the dismal state of sports in the state.

Thakur, who is also the president of the state cricket association, said the association would build multi-purpose stadiums in all the districts at a cost of Rs.20 million each.

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