Stepping Up Efforts to Quickly Complete Over 300 Sports Infrastructure Projects: LG to Officials


SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday addressed sportsmen and sports officials at the first ever National Archery Championships taking place at MA Stadium, Jammu.

Lieutenant Governor at the first-ever National Archery Championship held at J&K

Speaking on the occasion, the Lieutenant Governor said the great sporting spectacle honors skill, focus and endurance. “More than winning or losing, it is sportsmanship that defines the true spirit of this game,” he added.

The Lieutenant Governor observed that under the leadership of the Honorable Prime Minister, with sufficient resources and strength, efforts are being made to meet the aspirations of J&K farmers, women, youth and sportsmen with the utmost seriously through quick decisions and the formulation of requirements. Strategies.

The Lieutenant Governor said resources are being expanded to completely transform the sports ecosystem in Jammu and Kashmir. “This year, 221 state-of-the-art playgrounds will be built in the 20 districts and 157 sports grounds will be constructed and upgraded. A multi-purpose indoor sports hall with world-class facilities will be built in almost every district by the end of this fiscal year,” he added.

On this occasion, the Lieutenant Governor directed UT administration officials to redouble their efforts to quickly complete more than 300 athletic infrastructure projects underway in 20 districts.

In a revolutionary move to infuse sports culture and achieve sporting excellence, J&K is setting up a Khel Gaon in Nagrota, the Lieutenant Governor observed.

“We are witnessing a sports revolution at J&K. Players like Arif, Bavleen, Shreya, Sadia, Dane have made UT proud. Many more are waiting for a place in the national team in different sports disciplines. J hope they earn glory for themselves and for the country through their performance on the field,” the Lieutenant Governor said.

The Lieutenant Governor highlighted that as part of the Transformation Policies, the first-ever Sports Policy was notified and adopted for the promotion of sports and athletic activity in UT. In addition to monetary incentives, he envisages the creation of government jobs for athletes who obtain medals in national and international competitions.

The Lieutenant Governor said the effort of the UT government is to help the players of Jammu and Kashmir to gain wide sporting experience throughout the year and also to provide exposure opportunities adequate outside of UT.

“Aiming for ‘Har Din Khel’, 17.5 lakh youths from UT participated in sports activities last year. Also this year, under a special program, efforts are being made to connecting 7.5 lakh young people to different sports disciplines, in addition to organizing national level competitions in at least 17 sports disciplines,” the Lieutenant Governor announced.

The Lieutenant Governor said the UT administration has ensured that our daughters also have equal opportunity to showcase their talent in sports.

“Women’s rugby, football, cricket, volleyball, Kabaddi and hockey teams have been formed in all 20 districts, in addition 357 girls from the underprivileged section are being trained for hockey,” he said. -he adds.

The Lieutenant Governor commended the Archery Association of India and the J&K Sports Council for organizing a national level archery competition for the first time in the Union Territory of Jammu and -Cashmere.

On the occasion, the Lieutenant Governor also mentioned the major new sports infrastructure projects to be completed on schedule, including Rajbagh Srinagar Archery Center, Rajbagh Srinagar Gymnastics Center, Wall MA Stadium artificial climbing, Jammu; Shooting Range at Bana Singh Jammu Stadium, Shooting Range at Srinagar, Athletics Track under Khelo India Scheme at Baramulla, Athletics Track at Mendhar, Poonch, Synthetic Volleyball Center at Poonch, Wrestling Center at RS Pura , Jammu.

Later, the Lieutenant Governor distributed medals to all of the winners from various states/UTs across the country in the compound event of the 41st National Senior (Men’s and Women’s) Archery Championships.

Jugal Kishore Sharma, Member of Parliament and President of the J&K Archery Association, praised the sportsmanship of all the participants who came from different parts of the country. He said continuous efforts are being made by the government to promote sports activities across the country.

Mukesh Singh, ADGP Jammu; Alok Kumar, principal secretary of youth services and sports; Rajinder Singh Tomar, Treasurer, Indian Archery Association; Nuzhat Gul Secretary, J&K Sports Council in addition to a large number of children, sportsmen, coaches and people were present on the occasion.

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