Hostel facility likely at Ranital Sports Complex

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Aug 2017 11:08:21


 

By Ashish Rajput,

District Sports Department has forwarded a proposal for construction of 300-bed hostel and indoor hall at vacant land between Baburao Paranjpe Indoor Hall and Sports Authority of India (SAI) Hostel

There is a ray of hope for players to get hostel facility and another indoor hall at Ranital Sports Complex. District Sports Department has forwarded a proposal for construction of 300-bed hostel and indoor hall at vacant land between Baburao Paranjpe Indoor Hall and Sports Authority of India (SAI) Hostel.


It may be noted that even after having adequate infrastructure for organising State and national events, the district is deprived of separate arrangements for accommodation of players.


Several sports associations and administrative officers initiated efforts for establishment of a sports hostel, but all the efforts went in vain due to absence of serious attention on the part of higher authorities and political representation. Sports associations are incurring additional expenditure on boarding of players for organising any State or national event.

It is the first time in Jabalpur when senior public representative took initiative and pursued the Sports Ministry for establishment of sports hostel. Minister of State, Sharad Jain, while talking to ‘The Hitavada’, informed that he had sent a letter to the Sports Minister for fulfilling the long-awaited demand of a sports hostel for providing boarding facility to guest players during major sports events. He also assured to take stock of the progress of the proposal and ensuring the establishment of sports hostel in Jabalpur.

District Sports Officer, Rajesh Manodhya informed that a proposal for utilisation of vacant land between Indoor Hall and SAI Hostel has been forwarded to the Directorate, Madhya Pradesh Sports and Youth Welfare. The proposal is still under consideration with the higher authorities. He is optimistic of soon getting approval and pave the way for implementing the project.

Once the proposal will get green signal, competent authority will prepare an estimate for financial approval to the project. Establishment of sports hostel would ensure boarding arrangement for around 300 players and a separate indoor hall for Kabaddi players.