Shafi Parambil, MLA, has urged the government to protect the Nurani school ground here that had created some of the best sports persons in the State and had been used for conducting many tournaments.

Inaugurating a dharna organised by Nurani Playground Samrakshana Samithi at Nurani Junction here on Thursday, Mr. Shafi Parambil said the State government should, in order to retain the school ground, file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the High Court order that gave away the land to the erstwhile school management. He said that a proposal for constructing a synthetic track and sports hostel on the ground will be submitted to the government. The meeting was presided over by Samithi chairman P.S. Panikkar.