Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister gives details of new football stadium in Ladakh and talks about youth fitness | Latest India News

Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini GoswamiNew Delhi

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of a culture of fitness citing the popularity of sports across the country, from Manipur to Ladakh. Addressing the nation through his first radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of the year, Modi said Ladakh will soon have an open synthetic track and an artificial turf football stadium.

“This stadium is built at a height of over 10,000 feet and its construction will soon be completed. It will be the largest open stadium in Ladakh where 30,000 spectators can sit together,” he added.

The football stadium will also have an eight-lane synthetic track, Modi said, adding that there will also be a one-thousand-bed hostel.

He added that the stadium had been certified by FIFA, the world’s largest football organization.

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“Whenever such a great sports infrastructure appears, it brings great opportunities to the youth of the country,” Modi said during his speech. A project like this also promotes tourism and generates jobs, he added.

Modi further spoke about Thounaojam Niranjoy Singh, a 24-year-old from Manipur, who did a record 109 push-ups in one minute. “Breaking the record is nothing new for Niranjoy Singh. Earlier too, he held the record for most push-ups with one hand in one minute,” the prime minister said, hoping it will inspire the country’s youth to do physical exercises. fitness a part of their lives.

“Mann Ki Baat” is the Prime Minister’s monthly radio address, broadcast on the last Sunday of each month.

The program airs across the entire AIR and Doordarshan network as well as AIR News and the mobile app. The first episode of the show aired on October 3, 2014.

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