Raje Sambhaji sports complex to get facelift

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Proposal for financial assistance under Khelo India scheme submitted

Nashik: The Raje Sambhaji sports complex at Ashwin Nagar is all set to get a facelift. Owing to the repeated follow-up of Nashik constituency’s member of parliament (MP) Hemant Godse, a proposal with an estimated cost for the expansion and renovation of the complex has been submitted to the union government by the Sports Authority of Inda (SAI).

Raje Sambhaji sports complex located at Ashwin Nagar was once the pride of North Maharashtra as it was built to create more sportspersons from this area. But the present condition of this sports complex is so bad that neither sportspersons nor common people can use it.

They all blame the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) and public representatives for the present condition of the sports complex. The sports complex comprises an open ground, indoor stadium, jogging track and other facilities for sportspersons.

But at present, the glass window panes of the indoor stadium are broken. Almost every material of green-gym is broken and cannot be used. The open ground is covered by unwanted grass making it difficult for use by athletes.

Even some miscreants have started using it as a garbage dumping spot. Thus the ground has become a mosquito breeding spot. On behalf of CIDCO residents’ corporate, Kiran Darade and Bala Darade had requested MP Godse for revamping and expansion of the sports complex.

Acting on the demand MP Godse took follow-up with the state government. Accordingly, two days ago a team of SAI officials visited the sports complex and conducted an inspection. On the occasion, MP Godse was accompanied by the SAI team members Sushmita Jyotsi, corporate Kiran Darade, NMC official Anil Narsingh and others were present.

Meanwhile, the state government has submitted the proposal for the renovation as well as the expansion of the sports complex to the ministry of sports. The state government has requested for funds for the renovation works under the Khelo India Scheme.

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