Ludhiana: As knowing well about the condition of the tracks of Guru Nanak Stadium, still Punjab sports department officials giving the permission to private organisers for holding such concert in ground premises, one of them is going to be held on Friday also.
Every time a controversy is being created over the use of stadium for private functions as for buildup of stage they dig up number of holes in the center part of the ground and private vehicles come into the track for loading of heavy materials from one side to other.
According to the norms minister of sports department has the power to give the permission and as same happened in this case as ex sports minister gave the permission for organizing this consort.
But another face of department is that after every controversy they make promises of not providing any permission for consort , in practical sense they are ignoring all promises for sake of just marginal profit which causes several other problems and put lives of players in big threat.
Sources at sports department revealed that present captain Amarinder Singh government has passed the orders of cancellation work assigned by the previous government in his first cabinet meeting and the organizers of concert took the permission at five to six months ago moreover the officials of sports department were also confused over this matter also.
When we contact Rahul Gupta (Director of Sports Department Punjab) he calmed that organizers have taken the written permission from the officials of the concerns department although if any case of harm to track or ground turned before the sports department then penalty will be charge as per the rules written in letter.
While answering the question regarding the cancellation of orders of previous government he stated they got the written permission from higher officials some months before , in this matter we did not say anything because he have permission and no question of cancellation arise in this regards.
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