There is a need to build sports complexes in slum areas of the city to channelise energy of the youth residing there to constructive work, Thane Mayor Meenakshi Shinde has said.
“Providing sports facilities will divert the youth from all kinds of anti-social activities plaguing the society. We need sports complexes in slum colonies as compared to posh localities,” Shinde said at a function organised by the Samata Vichar Prasarak Sanstha and Balnatya.
She admitted that space crunch was a major hurdle in the construction of a sports complex but the civic body would do its best to provide such facilities in select locations of the city.
The Samata Vichar Sanstha had organised a drama competition only for the women belonging to the deprived class in which around a dozen dramas were presented before the audience at the amphi theatre of the Town Hall here.
Leader of the House Naresh Mhaske and eminent dramatist Ratnakar Matkari were the chief guests.