Raipur: “I am glad to see such large number of youth and sportspersons at Floodlight Stadium. What is better for cricket-lovers and aspiring cricketers than a well-equipped cricket stadium?” said Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baaghel while addressing the inaugural programme of Floodlight Stadium, newly-built in Housing Board Colony of Bhilai at the cost of Rs 1.37 crore. This stadium has the seating capacity of 10 thousand people. On the occasion, Chief Minister sanctioned development works worth nearly Rs 7.50 crores in Housing Board Colony.
Chief Minister said that youth in Chhattisgarh is extremely talented and State Government is determined to provide best possible facilities and resources to polish their sports talent. This stadium built from Mayor Fund will prove to be beneficial for aspiring sportspersons. He added that a good coach, proper diet and efficient infrastructure reassures sportspersons and motivates them to perform their best. To meet these needs of sportspersons, an authority has been constituted. He said that this stadium will be named after Shri Vasuvdev Chandrakar. Chief Minister praised and congratulated Mayor Mr. Devendra Yadav and Municipal Corporation team for construction of this magnificent stadium and their dedication towards development of sports infrastructure.
On the occasion, Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu said that cricket players will be able to utilize this stadium for their practice. It is a big present for sports-lovers. He said that all the schemes formulated by Chief Minister in past one year have been implemented on ground in an exemplary manner. Mayor and MLA Bhilai Mr. Devendra Yadav also addressed the programme. The programme was attended by Durg MLA Mr. Arun Vora, Ex-MLA Mr. Pradeep Choubey, Mr. Badruddin Quereshi, Mr. Bhajan Singh Nirankari, Mrs. Pratima Chandrakar, Ex-Mayor Mr. RN Verma, Ms Neeta Lodhi, Ex-Cricketer Mr. Rajesh Chouhan and other prominent citizens.