LG Inaugurates Renovated Bakshi Stadium

A view of the renovated and upgraded Bakhshi stadium in Srinagar filled with spectators on Friday | KO photo by Abid Bhat

SRINAGAR- J&K LG, Manoj Sinha, on Friday inaugurated the refurbished and upgraded Bakshi Stadium with a grand scale function marking the occasion.

Reportedly, the stadium had been undergoing restoration works since 2016 after being damaged in the 2014 floods. Thousands of school students and athletes were seen participating in the reopening festivities, with the administration claiming that the football stadium has been rebuilt according to FIFA standards.

“For the youth of Kashmir, Bakshi Stadium has always been a place of dreams for the youth who made it so big in the sport. The upgraded and renovated stadium is handed over to those who love the sport. It was PM Narendra Modi, who had given clear orders that this stadium should be made according to FIFA standards,” the LG said on the occasion.

“I am happy that with a cost of 50 crores, we are handing over the stadium to the youth of valley. I am thankful to Sports Council, and everyone associated. I am hopeful that the youth from Jammu and Kashmir will make India proud. Jammu and Kashmir is becoming a hub of sports,” he added.

LG Sinha said that over 70 lakh people participated in the sports activities across J&K since the COVID-19 pandemic and he hoped that this year the number will be higher.

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