Recently, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur took to Twitter to share a picture of the highest football stadium in India, built in Spituk, Leh. Check it out below! By Anushka Goel
India already has cricket grounds in the mountains, with a stadium in Dharamshala. And now, sports minister Anurag Thakur shared a photo of the highest football stadium in India. The ground, located in Leh’s Spituk, is a multipurpose football stadium, writes Republic World.
Highest football stadium in India
This is NEW INDIA ??
✅ Funded as part of Khelo India sports infrastructure
✅ Open Stadium at Spituk, Leh
✅ Height 11,000ft approx
— Office of Mr. Anurag Thakur (@Anurag_Office) January 15, 2022
Sharing the picture, Thakur wrote, “This is the REAL INDIA.” The ground, he said, has been funded as part of the government’s ‘Khelo India’ sports infrastructure. It is located at a height of over 11,000 feet above sea level, writes Times Now News, adding that the government has been creating and funding several facilities for people to encourage participation in sports activities.
The foundation stone for the highest football stadium in India was laid by former sports minister Kiren Rijiju last year in September, writes Republic World, adding that the ground includes an astroturf football pitch surrounded by a synthetic track. The open-air stadium is surrounded by scenic mountains and crystal clear skies in a possible attempt to make it an ideal spot for people, including children, to participate in the game and aspire to be sportspersons.
Very satisfying to see the completion of Sports projects in Ladakh in less than 2 years despite the pendemic! Prime Minister @narendramodi Ji gave a clear direction to execute all the projects on time. These are funded under Khelo India scheme. https://t.co/3Ew04q9MlN pic.twitter.com/VAJd78lHGv
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) January 16, 2022
Sharing pictures of the soon-to-be-opened sports facility, Rijiju tweeted, “Very satisfying to see the completion of Sports projects in Ladakh in less than two years despite the pandemic! Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji gave a clear direction to execute all the projects on time. These are funded under Khelo India scheme (sic).”