Maintaining that the government is committed to ensure the augmentation of the sports infrastructure, the Minister for Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, Imran Raza Ansari has said that by doing so the youth will be given ample opportunities to channelize their talent and excel in various sports streams.
According to an official statement, the Minister was addressing officers during the review meeting of Youth Services and Sports Department.
“One block level sports complex comprising indoor and outdoor sports hall will be developed in each block and 143 Panchayat blocks of the state will be covered over a period of 5 years”, he said and added that 300 Kanals of land has been acquired for construction of buildings for government physical education college at Gadroora-Ganderbal coming up with an estimated cost of Rs. 30.39 crore out of which Rs. 18.75 crore has been advanced to JKPCC.
The Minister said that the Sports is an important activity by which the latent talent of the younger generation can be channelized in a proper and meaningful manner as it also in-calculates a sense of discipline in them.
He said that sports infrastructure would be augmented in a big way so that the younger generation gets ample opportunities to hone their sports skills and compete at various national and international events and bring laurels to their state.
He said that several tournaments as well as championships of national and international levels would be organized in near future so that the sports persons get the requisite exposure. He said that by doing so they would also get the opportunity to interact with the players of repute and learn from their experiences, the statement further added.
He asked the officers to ensure proper implementation of various schemes introduced for giving fillip to the sports activities and improving the overall scenario of sports in the state.