Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the state will become a fully sports literate state in the next 10 years. He was speaking at the inauguration of the Ek Nayanar Indoor Stadium, Concert Metastadium and Clock Room Complex built in Muzhapilangad village panchayat under the asset development fund of the Chief Minister who is also an MLA from Dharmadam.
CM Vijayan said, "A better sports culture requires better sports literacy. Sports culture can be formed by providing basic sports education to people irrespective of urban and rural areas."
He said that the state government had formulated a sports policy with an emphasis on the concept of health for all.
The Chief Minister said, "To achieve this goal, basic sports facilities should be developed. 1500 crore projects will be implemented for this. As a part of this, a sports council has been formed at the local self-government level."
Achieving sports literacy is an ardous task and will require the support of sportspersons, coaches, media and everyone, said that Kerala CM.
Dr V Sivadasan MP presided over the event. Santosh Trophy football team captain and local resident Mithun was felicitated by the Chief Minister on the occasion. Thalassery Block Panchayat Assistant Executive Engineer KK Dilip Kumar presented the report.
The indoor stadium was constructed at a cost of Rs 1.26 crore allocated from MLA's Asset Development Fund 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. Three shuttle courts, a volleyball court, 250 seater galleries, toilets, electricity, drinking water system were provided here.
The district construction centre has completed LED wall scoreboard, perimeter wall and interlock at a cost of Rs.10 lakhs through CSR fund. Kacheri Metta stadium, clock room, toilet complex, with a cost of Rs.30 lakhs were included in MLA's asset development fund 2020-21.
District Panchayat President PP Divya, Chief Minister's Constituency Representative P Balan, District Panchayat Member KV Biju, Thalassery Block Panchayat Health Education Standing Committee Chairperson KT Farsana, Muzhapilangad Gram Panchayat President T Sajitha, Organizing Committee Convener K Shobha and other people's representatives participated.