On third anniversary of abrogation of article 370, International Football Stadium inaugurated in Srinagar


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha inaugurated the fully renovated Bakshi Stadium developed as per FIFA norms in Srinagar. The stadium is expected to host national and international football events and provide all-day/night gaming options.

On this occasion, when the three-year abrogation of Article 370 was completed, the government planned to inaugurate the stadium in public. Thousands of children and other people were invited to witness the event.

Kashmir is known for its football craze and this game has been the favorite sport of Kashmiris since ancient times. Players of various sports present at the inauguration said that this world-class, one of the best football stadiums in the country will undoubtedly promote Kashmiri football and Kashmiri talent will get an international platform.

After inaugurating the newly modernized Bakshi stadium, LG Manoj Sinha, while taking a dig at the previous NC, PDP, Congress governments in Jammu and Kashmir without naming them, said that the central government was sending huge extra funds to this part of the country than other states. , but this was not the case. ‘did not reach public opinion, instead a few families retained all power and advantage for their personal gain. Sinha said that Prime Minister Modi had directed him to upgrade the stadium as per FIFA standards and therefore it should not come from any financial source.

As the management is directly from the center, the UT administration is trying hard to create the best possible sports facilities for the Kashmiri Youth and encourage the youth to excel in various fields of sports. This facelift for the Bakhshi Stadium project was approximately worth 50 million and was provided by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India for this project.

The stadium was built according to FIFA standards and consists of six blocks with a catering court and toilets. The new pavilion greatly increased the space compared to the previous one. The stadium has a natural grass pitch and four floodlights. The stadium can accommodate more than 18,000 people at a time.

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