MP Anurag Thakur was struck by the inferior condition of an athletic track at a college in Hamirpur and held the Virbhadra Singh-led government responsible.
“Under Sh. Prem Kumar Dhumal ji’s tenure, the State Government had spent Rs. 6 crore for development of an athletic track at Government Degree College Hamirpur, in order to promote sports amongst youth. However, the present poor state of the facility under Congress State Government highlights their lack of interest towards youth development. The area covering the track where children play football and other sports enthusiastically, has grass, bushes and hemp grown upto their knee length. Having a look at this makes one feel that not sports but drugs are being promoted in the State. This could prove to be fatal for the health and hygiene of the children pursuing sports in this ground.”
"Even the indoor stadium is incomplete till date and no action has been taken to expedite the work for initiating work on this front," he added.
MP Anurag Thakur claimed that the state government is least bothered "to utilise the available sports infrastructure for children. This only goes to show the interest and priorities of the Congress led State Government.”