With the initiative of Agartala Press Club collaboration of Youth and Sports department Government of Tripura distributed sports goods among District & Subdivision Press Club at Agartala Press Club on Tuesday (17th January, 2023). In the presence of many dignitaries Hon’ble Information & Cultural Affairs, Sports, PWD (DWS) minister Sushanta Chowdhury distributed sports goods among District & Subdivision Press Club.
“The present State Government has given special importance to the development of sports infrastructure. Efforts have been made to take Tripura in the field of sports in the coming days through infrastructural development”, Hon’ble Information & Cultural Affairs, Sports, PWD (DWS) minister Sushanta Chowdhury said at sports goods among district & subdivision Press Club distribution programme. The Sports minister also said that sports materials are being distributed to around 1,500 clubs across the State. Already over 90 percent of the sports equipment has been handed over to the club authorities. These sports goods are being distributed with an aim to further expand of sports as well as strengthen the drive against drug addiction.
The Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports added that sports is a great tool in the fight against addiction. Along with the youth society, journalists also have great role to play in the fight against drug addiction. Society will benefit if journalists play a more positive role in this matter. The Sports Minister also added that there is no age in sports. Sports are above all caste, politics, religion, caste. Sports play a major role in physical and mental development. The present State Government has taken various initiatives for the development of sports.
Secretary of Agartala Press Club Pranab Sarkar delivered the welcome speech on the programme. Vice President of Agartala Press Club Arun Nath, Biplab Dutta Deputy Director Youth Affairs & Sports, department and other dignitaries were present in the programme.