He also commented on the England lottery system and said, “I think we need to have first the public consensus on using the lottery means to generate funds and probably as a nation we are not ready for it”, he further added.
Anurag Thakur, Member of Parliament (LS) said, “being a sports enthusiast, I decided to develop world class infrastructure across my state, Himachal Pradesh and have pledged to build 12 national level cricket stadium in each district- HQ of which five are already operational. I also plan to build nearly 250 playgrounds across the state and upgrade other sports facilities”.
Thankur further said, if world class sports infrastructure can be built at such low costs even in a hilly terrain like Himachal Pradesh, why not across India in every districts?
Assocham also felicitated Abhinav Bindra, Olympic Gold Medalist (Arjuna Awardee) and Wrestler Sushil Kumar, Olympic Silver and Bronze Medalist at the national Conference.