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Mismanaged Playgrounds

Paddal Ground in Mandi has not been maintained properly for holding summer football tournament. It brings a bad name to Himachal if a football tournament has to be canceled for a lack of proper upkeep of the ground. Ironically, we have not been able to provide a proper football ground for a tournament that has been held for the last fifty years. Paddal Ground has been damaged due to holding of melas and the situation is unlikely to improve in future. We have to decide about saving this ground for sports as the condition of grounds at Shimla, Solan, Kullu and Sujanpur Tira is also similar. Grounds in Una, Hamirpur and Dharamshala are in a better shape for holding sports activities. It is difficult to grade different grounds as State Sports Department has failed to add even one stadium. And sports infrastructure is not up to the mark in Himachal Pradesh University and colleges to encourage sportspersons. Cricket association improved condition of some grounds and sports infrastructure developed at Dharamshala, Nadaun, Bilaspur and Shimla. As a result, cricket stadium at Dharamshala attracts nearly five thousand tourists daily during tourism season. The government and non-governmental support is required to hold competitions to analyse Himachali potential in sports. The infrastructure could be strengthened with the help of main boards, corporations and cooperative banks whereas rural and urban development departments can do it on their own. It is difficult to demarcate the area for sports and melas in Paddal Ground in a town like Mandi having cultural background. Strangely, no alternate place was identified in Mandi for holding cultural, social and trade activities. Nothing has been done even as a demand has been raised to underline future requirements through urban land bank. There is urgent need to develop one community ground around towns to keep sports infrastructure intact. Another sports ground should be developed if Paddal Ground is considered heritage of Shivratri fair in Mandi. Sports and sportspersons will suffer if sports federations remain inactive. Sports infrastructure will develop at nearly ten places if Himachal government puts forward its claim to hold national games here. Main infrastructure with a sitting capacity of nearly fifty thousand persons can be developed at Dharamshala’s Police Ground with Kullu, Mandi, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Palampur, Chamba and Solan grounds developed for different sports. The government should first clarify the ownership of existing grounds.

Thought of the Week

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

-Earl Nightingale

भारत मैट्रीमोनी पर अपना सही संगी चुनें – निःशुल्क रजिस्टर करें !

June 17th, 2017

 
 

Journalism Must Be Free And Law Abiding

Journalism Must Be Free And Law AbidingProf N.K. Singh Former Chairman International Airports Authority of India Recent raids on the residences and offices of co-founder of NDTV have raised some fundamental questions about the freedom of press although Central Bureau of Investigations have made it abundantly clear that they have not […] विस्तृत....

June 17th, 2017

 

Keep Farmers Happy For Country’s Prosperity

Keep Farmers Happy For Country's ProsperityMohinder Singh Chauhan (The writer is based at Neri, Hamirpur) There was a famous saying we heard from our elders that ‘ghadi ka bhula 100 kos dur chala jata hai.’ After looking at the condition of farmers in present situation, it seems we have lost […] विस्तृत....

June 17th, 2017

 

Corruption Hurts Developmental Policies

Corruption Hurts Developmental PoliciesKaram Singh Thakur (The writer is based at Jubbal, Shimla) Crime has witnessed an inclining trend in Himachal Pradesh in last few years. Seizure of a number of cars from car thieves in Mandi, arms and other ammunition at Nahan and Kala Amb and arrest […] विस्तृत....

June 17th, 2017

 

Readers’ Response

Himachali Cinema In Dumps This is regarding Himachal This Week’s cover story of June 3, 2017, “Himachali Cinema In Dumps”. There have been some individual efforts by Himachali producers and directors to make films in pahari language. However, Himachali cinema is still in its nascent […] विस्तृत....

June 17th, 2017

 

Union Ministers Flock To Himachal

Union Ministers Flock To HimachalHimachal This Week Both the state and Union Government are underlining their objectives ahead of general assembly elections due in this hilly state later this year. As a result, Himachal is likely to benefit due to developmental schemes underlined by both the government reportedly to […] विस्तृत....

June 17th, 2017

 

Shimla City Might Show Political Trend

Shimla City Might Show Political TrendHimachal This Week Shimla civic body has been the forte of Congress and only rarely a party like Communist Party(Marxist) could take crucial positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. This happened because of two different systems; one pertaining to direct election and other indirect after […] विस्तृत....

June 17th, 2017

 

Divya Himachal Football League Hamirpur Heros Champion

Divya Himachal Football League Hamirpur Heros ChampionHimachal This Week The first ever soccer festival of Himachal concluded with the victory of Kautilya Hamirpur Heros in first edition of Divya Himachal Football League. In the final match, Hamirpur Heroes faced Goyal Motors Solan Panthers. Hamirpur team defeated Solan team via sudden-death penalty […] विस्तृत....

June 17th, 2017

 

BBNDA To Construct 1000 Residences For Migrant Labourers

BBNDA To Construct 1000 Residences For Migrant LabourersVipin Sharma Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh Development Authority (BBNDA) is going to take a big initiative to facilitate migrant labourers struggling to find a roof over their head in the industrial area. The authority BBNDA working on a project to provide cheap and safe residences to […] विस्तृत....

June 17th, 2017

 

50 Industrialists Seek Subsidy

50 Industrialists Seek SubsidyHimachal This Week, Shimla Industrialists in Himachal Pradesh have started filing applications to avail capital investment subsidy and transport subsidy from the Union Government. According to information, Industries Department has received more than 50 applications until now. These units had established and started operations before […] विस्तृत....

June 17th, 2017

 
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