Ramchandra B Jirage, identified for his lengthy stint as director of sports activities and govt director of Sports activities Authority of Goa, handed away on Wednesday. He was 83.
Jirage was a preferred determine amongst sports activities fans and is greatest remembered for his function in guaranteeing that the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda was constructed in a file time of lower than eight months.
The function of the then sports activities minister Francisco Monte Cruz is properly documented. Monte Cruz’s identify is synonymous with the stadium, however the function of Jirage can hardly be ignored. When the stadium was being constructed, he was the manager director, Sports activities Authority of Goa and director, directorate of sports activities and youth affairs.
The stadium was not his lone achievement. The preliminary coaches scheme the place a whole lot received appreciation and jobs, monetary help to sportspersons in indigenous circumstances, prize cash scheme for medallists on the Nationals and authorities playground in every village have been all his considering.
The primary SAI hostel in Goa was housed in his new flat at Tonca for the reason that authorities didn’t have enough lodging.
Jirage joined as assistant officer for bodily schooling, directorate of schooling, on July 28, 1973 and retired as director of sports activities and govt director of SAG in 1995.
Apparently, all his three youngsters – Rajashree, Kedar and Vijayshree – have represented the state in badminton.