Gill inaugurates remodelled Nehru stadium in Delhi

     Union Sports Minister Dr. M.S. Gill on Tuesday inaugurated remodelled and reconstructed Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the national capital. Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Gill said that it is for the first time in India that such complex stadium with unique design has been constructed. He complemented engineers and workers for the hard work put in by them in meeting the high standards of engineering. He further stated that the stadia to be constructed by the Sports Authority of India and Ministry of Sports have been completed, except the Weightlifting Stadium, which will be formally inaugurated within 2-3 days. The Sports Authority of India has constructed nine stadia, namely, M.D.C. National Stadium, Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Ranges, Lawn Bowl Stadium, I.G. Complex for Gymnastics, Cycling and Wrestling, J.N.L. main stadium for athletics and JN Sports Complex for Weightlifting. Whereas Ministry of Sports directly funded and supervised the construction of Big Bore Shooting Range, Kadarpur, R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, Rugby Stadium in Delhi University and Training Venues for Rugby and Table Tennis in Jamia Millia Islamia. He also said that these stadia built by SAI and Sports Ministry would be handed over to the Organising Committee of Commonwealth Games, 2010 on 1st August for fitting overlays and security equipments and getting them ready for the Games. The function was attended by Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, Chairman, Organising Committee for CWG , 2010 Suresh Kalmadi, several sports persons and senior officials of the sports Ministry. J.N. Stadium will host Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games, 2010 and athletics events. The stadium was constructed during ASIAD’1982.

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