January 19, 2019 … Minister for PWD, Shri. Ramkrishna Dhavalikar today laid foundation stone of Madkai Sports Complex at Madkai village in Ponda Taluka. The complex which is a dream project of the Minister for PWD along with many others has a total built up area of 1992 sq mts is tendered to be completed in sum of Rs. 5.63 crores.
Expressing his happiness on the occasion, Dhavalikar said that it’s a new beginning for all the villagers at the start of the New Year. “We all have worked hard towards having a full facilitated playing ground in this village since 2004. This is our first towards our dream and I appreciate the village panchayat for their immense support. The ground will be available for Cricket as well as Football tournaments and I also intend to build a swimming pool here,” Dhavalikar informed. He also urged the panch members to forget political rivalry and work for the betterment of the village. He also assured to build such grounds in surrounding village panchayat areas.
Members of Zilla Panchayat Shri. Shivdas Gaude and Smt. Chitra Phadte, Sarpanch of Marcaim VP Smt. Deepa Avinash Naik, Chief Engineer of PWD Shri. Kulkarni, Architect Shri. Gomes, members of surrounding village Panchayat and villagers attended the function in large number.
The function began with lighting of traditional lamp. Smt. Deepa Naik welcomed the gathering. Shri. Shivdas Naik also spoke on the occasion. Shri. Kulkarni briefed about the project. Shri. Girish Velguenkar compered the function while Shri. Yogesh Naik proposed the vote of thanks.
The complex consists of two buildings both ground plus one i.e. front and rear. The front building consists of spectator stand, recreation room, store, foyer, waiting area, office and toilet block for ladies and gents. The first floor will provide viewing gallery, pantry, room for Team 1 and Team 2, dining Hall for both the teams and toilet blocks, for ladies and gents.
The rear building consists of Multipurpose Hall with badminton court, three table tennis court, office and gym, instructor room, gymkhana and toilets. Both the buildings are provided with barrier access and lift.