New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday laid e-foundation stone of the Arun Jaitley Memorial Sports Complex at Hiranagar, near Jammu.
Singh said that the sports complex would be the first of its kind in the northern region and will be among the best sports complexes’ in the country.
He termed late politician Arun Jaitley as his mentor, philosopher and guide and paid tributes to the former Finance Minister.
The mega-sports complex will be spread over 270 kanals of land at Hiranagar in Jammu at an estimated cost of Rs 58.23 crore, which comes under the Prime Minister’s Dveelopment Package.
Singh thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his nod to go ahead with the project despite a ban on the sanction of new projects due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The event was also attended by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, and Arun Jaitley’s wife and daughter.