Kohima | February 13
As a part of the Government's initiative to improve sports infrastructure, Rs. 10 crore have been earmarked for installation of astro turf football grounds at Chumukedima Police Complex and at Loyem Memorial Ground Tuensang, Rio said.
Rio said that the facilities of Indira Gandhi Stadium Kohima have been upgraded with international facilities that include astro-turf football pitch, high quality floodlights and world-class player facilities.
“This stadium is now capable of hosting national and international events,” Rio said.
Rio informed that Nagaland is becoming a destination for adventure and motorsports, which is closely linked with the tourism industry and there are vast potentials for growth in these areas.
Rio assured the sports fraternity of the state that the government in close collaboration with the Indian Olympic Association and the Nagaland Olympic Association is formulating a plan that will promote sports and games as gainful professional careers even as “we prepare to host more national and international events in the coming years.”
Rio said that Nagaland must emerge as a state with a vibrant sports culture where “our sportspersons win medals and stand on victory podiums not just at national events but in international arenas also, and bring pride and glory to our state and country.”