Playing sports inculcates team spirit, develops strategic & analytical thinking, leadership skills, goal setting and risk taking. A fit and healthy individual leads to an equally healthy society and a strong nation.
And keeping the same in mind the City of Belagavi had planned to come up with sports complexes in the city and once such complex with a Swimming pool, Badminton hall and Gym was built, but today all games are played by the chidlren in the pool except swimming.
The work on the Swimming pool and Badminton court at CTS No.9674, Ashok Nagar, Belagavi was commenced by MLA Feroz Sait on Feb 1, 2017.
1791105.66 was spent on Construction of Protection Wall to Swimming Pool at Ashok Nagar Belagavi. b) Providing Chain Link Fencing infront of the Swimming pool at Ashok Nagar Belagavi.
And another 20 lakhs for Supplying and fixing of Gym Equipments for Gymnasium Building at Ashok Nagar Belagavi. (Supplying of Gym equipments)
19885934 for Construction of Badminton Hall at Ashok Nagar Belagavi (Ground Floor)
The work was finished a bit later but since then it hasn’t been opened for public and the Pool is now the safe playground for the kids around.
The kids must be appreciated, as they are atleast making some good use of the facility may it be playing cricket or Football. And even their mom’s are happy as they have no dirt after the play. The Badminton hall was inaugurated but is closed now.
Also a few pavers, window panes are been robbed. The area was fenced but the fence has been cut to make easy access.
If the City corporation cannot manage a pool why on earth it was built in the first place is the biggest question. The same money could have been used elsewhere for a garden or likewise.