Construction of multi-purpose indoor stadium started in Shillong

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Construction of multi-purpose indoor stadium started in Shillong

Presently the construction of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Polo in Shillong started and it is the largest stadium of its kind in the North Eastern region.

An Overview of the News 

  • It will be a multi-purpose indoor stadium which will provide state-of-the-art facilities for various disciplines such as basketball, squash, badminton, table tennis, volleyball and many more.

  • The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Polo Ground in Shillong is being renovated, upgraded and expanded to include a football field with natural grass turf and a state-of-the-art facility to host track and field events.

  • The stadium is being constructed to high-quality standards, ensuring it will be fit to host international sporting events.

About Meghalaya

  • It is a state located in Northeast India.

  • It was formed on January 21, 1972 by carving out two districts from the state of Assam: United Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills and Garo Hills.

  • Shillong is the capital and largest city of Meghalaya.

  • Meghalaya is home to several indigenous tribes including the Khasis, Garos and Jaintias, each with their own distinct culture, traditions and languages.

Governor - Fagu Chauhan

Chief Minister - Conrad Sangma (NPP)

Official language - English

Legislative Assembly - Meghalaya Legislative Assembly (60 seats)

Rajya Sabha - 1 seat

Lok Sabha - 2 seats

Lake - Umiam Lake

River - Kopili

Festival - Nongkrem Dance, Wangala Festival, Ahiya

National Parks - Balpakram National Park, Nokrek National Park

Wildlife Sanctuaries - Baghmara Pitcher Plant Wildlife Sanctuary, Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary, Siju Bird Sanctuary

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