The news: Sportspeople in Ladakh are in high spirits as they got the first open synthetic track and football turf for a football stadium under the Khelo India Programme.
- The track and football turf have been constructed on 130 canals in the Spituk belt.
- Former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju laid the foundation stones of the facility in September 2020.
- Minister of Law and Justice Rijiju said, “Very satisfying to see the completion of sports projects in Ladakh in less than just two years despite the pandemic! PM Modi gave a clear direction to execute all the projects on time. These are funded under the Khelo India Scheme.”
- Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur shared a picture of the football stadium on Twitter and wrote, “This is NEW INDIA–Funded as part of Khelo India sports infrastructure; Open Stadium at Spituk, Leh, and Height 11,000 feet approx.”