CM dedicates Padi Yubbe stadium to people

ZIRO, Jan 25: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday dedicated the Padi Yubbe outdoor stadium here to the people of Lower Subansiri district.
Named after the first cabinet minister from Apatani community, the stadium has a seating capacity of 4000.
Earlier, the chief minister also unveiled the memorial statue of Padi Yubbe and paid homage to the departed soul by offering flowers.
Addressing a gathering at the stadium, the CM congratulated the people of Lower Subansiri district on “finally having a modern outdoor stadium that would not only serve games and sports events but also in organizing special occasions.”
He said, “It is befitting that the mega-infrastructure has been named after one of the most luminous sons of the soil – late Padi Yubbe.”
Khandu said the state government is giving big impetus on games and sports.
“Our youths have immense in-born talent to excel in sports. Therefore, we are developing state-of-the-art sports infrastructure while framing a comprehensive sports policy,” he said.
The Padi Yubbe Outdoor Stadium is the third after Pasighat and Daporijo to be completed and ready for use. Other big stadiums, in various stages of completion, are coming up at Chimpu near Itanagar, and Aalo (West Siang) and Tezu (Lohit), informed the CM.
Khandu said funding for projects under the SPA was discontinued from the Centre. “But the state government took the decision to fund these projects from its own state funds. So we see today work on outdoor stadiums being completed one after the other,” said the CM.
Informing on the status of the Potin-Pangin 2-lane highway, he said the tender process for all 9 packages has been completed and work will be allotted soon. He requested the people of Lower Subansiri district not to harass the contractors and urged them to cooperate for work to progress smoothly.
Responding to a public memorandum, Khandu assured all support for completion of the remaining works on the stadium. He also assured that there will be no shortage of funds for completion of the mini secretariat here and requested the PWD to complete the project by 20 January next year.
Earlier, the CM made a site inspection of the under construction mini secretariat.
Present on the occasion, among others, were Education Minister Taba Tedir, Agriculture Minister Tage Taki and former Minister Padi Richo. (CM’s PR Cell)