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Use Power Of Sports To Prevent Crime & Drug Use: LG


(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer)


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday directed the officials to develop facilities for yoga centers and explore the modalities to organize rallies in the districts to promote sports culture among the younger generation at grassroot level.

Sinha passed these directions while chairing a high level meeting at Civil Secretariat here, to review the sports activities across Jammu & Kashmir, an official spokesperson said.

He said that J&K Sports Council and Department of Youth Services & Sports were directed to use the power of sports to prevent crime and drug use among youth.

The LG, according to the spokesperson, took a detailed assessment of the efforts for engagement of 35 lakh youth in sports activities targeted for this year.

Sinha, he said, also called for ensuring maximum participation of girls. Make sporting activities more inclusive; accelerate efforts to promote women athletes.

“We must promote equal participation of girls and it should be ensured they have ample opportunities to develop teamwork, self-reliance, resilience and confidence. Sport has the power to change the society and we must use its unmatched potential,” the LG said.

According to the spokesperson, the LG directed the officials to develop facilities for yoga centers and explore the modalities to organize rallies in the districts to promote sports culture among the younger generation at grassroot level.

“Analytic view must be taken to identify the employees engaged under sports quota who can contribute towards the development of sports in J&K,” Sinha said.

While taking stock of the calendar of activities under 'My Youth My Pride', the LG, as per the spokesperson, was informed that Phase-I of the programme has witnessed the participation of 8.76 lakh youth from across the UT, while 13.75 lakh youth will be engaged in Phase-II.

The chair, he said, was informed about the special activities under 'My Youth My Pride' to be organized to commemorate important International days with the targeted engagement of 25,000 youth.

“The meeting also discussed the progress made in formulation of merit list for the appointment of outstanding sportspersons, the rewards as per the Sports Policy being extended to the sports persons who have brought laurels to the country and the UT,” he added.

As per the spokesperson, the LG asked Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department to encourage the youth at Higher Education level to participate in different sports disciplines.

On being informed about the ongoing projects under PMDP, JKIDFC, Capex and Khelo India, he said, the LG asked the officials to identify the projects facing land or other issues so that appropriate action can be taken to resolve the same.

“The Lt Governor instructed the Department of Youth Services & Sports to organize sports tournaments in multiple disciplines under LG's Rolling Trophy including Cricket, Football, Volleyball and Hockey, and reward the outstanding players at UT level and District level,” the spokesperson added.

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