Shillong: Union minister for social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot announced that Meghalaya will get one of the five national sports stadiums for differently-abled people that have been planned across the country. The project will be set up at an estimated cost of Rs 200 crore, revealed Gehlot.
The minister made the announcement of the new stadium during a ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ for differently-abled people held in Shillong on Thursday.
While addressing the media, Gehlot said, “The ministry intends to setup national sports stadium for differently abled in five states of India and Meghalaya is one of them.”
The decision to set up the stadium was taken after Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma approached him with a proposal along with an offer of 50 acres of land for the project, he said.
The minister added that the detailed project report (DPR) will be prepared very soon and the national sports stadium should be fully operational before the National Games that is scheduled to be held in the state in 2022.