New Delhi, November 8: Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang met with Hon’ble Minister of State (IC), Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India Shri Kiran Rijiju in New Delhi, today.
The Chief Minister congratulated the Union Minister for the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence for sports initiative to improve and promote sports at the grassroots level. He extended his gratitude to him for the grant to refurbish Paljor Stadium by replacing the turf, Indoor stadium at Jorethang and also providing funds for Archery development at Phodong, North Sikkim.
During the meeting, he also requested the development of a sports complex at Gangtok, East Sikkim and up-gradation of Jorethang and Chakhung public grounds. He stressed having a composite sports complex at Khel Gaon with indoor facilities and capable of hosting state-level, national and international events.
The Union Minister has assured to provide adequate funds for the projects submitted by the State Government in the next financial year. Both had a very cordial discussion on the issues pertaining to the North-East and Sikkim and the Hon’ble Minister has accepted an invitation to visit Sikkim soon