West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday introduced a Rs 20 crore grant for the upcoming worldwide hockey stadium contained in the Saltlake Stadium Advanced.
The 6,500-capacity stadium, to be unfold over an space of roughly three acres, is proposed to be constructed close to gate quantity one of many Saltlake Stadium and is more likely to come up inside a yr.
“I’m hereby granting Rs 20 crore for the hockey astro-turf,” Banerjee mentioned on the Khelashree programme, an annual felicitation of the state’s sportspersons, on the Netaji Indoor Stadium right here.
She additionally made a slew of bulletins, together with a pension scheme of Rs 1,000 for the previous sportspersons of the state.
“We’ve got about 2,000-plus ex-players who’re above 60 years. As a gratitude, I wish to announce a state pension scheme for them with Rs 1,000 per 30 days,” she mentioned.
Beneath an upcoming scheme, the state authorities will now sponsor about 100 athletes.
“I’ll inform (Sports activities Minister) Aroop (Biswas) to type a committee of consultants who can establish, as an illustration 100 sports activities individuals, who will likely be totally sponsored,” Banerjee mentioned.
“They don’t have to fret about their coaching or participating in a contest. They are going to be totally sponsored by us below this new scheme,” she added.
Banerjee additional highlighted how her authorities facilitated soccer membership East Bengal’s entry into the highest tier Indian Tremendous League after roping in buyers Shree Cement.
“After Mohun Bagan’s entry, everybody requested why can’t East Bengal play within the ISL… I additionally need Mohammed Sporting to play within the ISL. I need all of the golf equipment from Bengal to make waves.
“Soccer groups of Brazil, Germany should not in-built a day. Soccer, cricket, tennis and all Olympic occasions, I need Bengal to make headlines in all disciplines,” she mentioned.
Banerjee additional introduced Rs 1 lakh grant to 26,000 golf equipment and 861 teaching camps of the state.
Whereas she just about inaugurated the Kishore Bharati Krirangan with the I-League match between Churchill Brothers and Actual Kashmir, Banerjee added that the state has spent about Rs 400 crore in constructing 34 stadiums.
“Persevering with our precedence for sports activities, we now have constructed 17 youth residential academies, 34 stadiums, 703 mini indoor stadiums, six swimming swimming pools, 4000-plus multi gymnasium and likewise developed greater than 400 grounds. Total, we now have spent about Rs 400 crore.”
She additional mentioned West Bengal now has 4 sports activities academies — in Khardah (soccer), Jhargram (archery), Kolkata, Saltlake (tennis and desk tennis). Additionally a fifth one, of swimming, is arising,” she added.
Khel Samman: Atar Ali, Himashree Roy, Mitrabha Guha, Paramita Roy, Goutam Dey, Riya Mondal, Nilna Shil, Salma Majhi, Tapan Pal, Jayashree Das, Mehuli Ghosh, Priyabata Sadhu, Sahida Khatun, Jeet Chandra, Soham Sadhukhan, Sahir Ali Mallick.
Bangalar Gourav: Ruma Roy, Pinki Pramanik, Dr Laxmi Narayan Nayak, Surya Sekhar Ganguly, Runa Basu, Sagarmoy Sensharma, Subhomoy Das, Sumanto Ghosh, Amit Bhadra, Amit Das, Babu Mani, Debasis Mukherjee, Deepak Mandal, Dulal Biswas, Prashanta Chakraborty, Pratima Biswas, Sandip Nandi, Debjani Samanta, Monaj Bera, Partha Pratim Sengupta, Kishore Kumar Patra, Debabrata Chatterjee, Bhagirath Samal, Mamoni Mondal, Tarak Nath Shaw and Mantu Ghosh.
Krira Guru: Smita Chattopadhyay, Tarun Saha, Amitava Ghosh, Biswanath Ghosh, Joydeep Karmakar, Bharati Ghosh and Mihir Ghosh.
Lifetime Achievement: Bir Bahadur Chettri.