Hanamkonda: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao sleeps only for three hours while he spends the day’s remaining 21 hours thinking about ways and means to develop Telangana state and bring a unique identify to it, said sports minister V. Srinivas Goud after inaugurating the eighth state-level veteran athletics meet at JNS indoor stadium here on Saturday.
Around 800 athletes drawn from 25 districts are vying for honours in the two-day meet.
As part of his tour to the district, the minister inspected the site in Warangal East where a Haritha Hotel is proposed. He also laid the foundation stone for the construction of a museum at Warangal fort.
Speaking on the occasion, Goud pointed out that given the pivotal role played by people from Warangal during the statehood movement, Chandrasekhar Rao has till date sanctioned Rs 3,248 crore for its all-round growth.
A super-specialty hospital is being constructed at a cost of Rs 1,100 crore, he said. Rao’s dream is to transform Warangal into a health, education, tourist, IT and sports hub. Construction of around 40 stadiums is progressing at a brisk pace in the state, Goud said.
In order to give fillip to sportspersons, the state government is eliciting opinions and suggestions from experts before coming up with a vibrant sports policy, he said.
The minister said that they will shortly conduct a KCR Cup featuring multiple disciplines. Events will be conducted in GMC Balayogi stadium (Hyderabad), Warangal, Adilabad and Mahabubnagar districts, he added.
Government chief whip Dasyam Vinjay Bhaskar, legislator Nannapneni Narendar, MLC Banda Prakash and district collector B. Gopi were present on the occasion.