Sports Council tie-ups with Sports Authority of India

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council has tied up with Sports Authority of India in their bid to improve facilities for the sportspersons in the state, a statement from the council said Saturday. 

According to the statement, SAI has decided to come up with a Water Sports Centre at Nehru Park, Srinagar which will be day boarding center in which at least 20 trainees from the state will be given, equipment, training and stipend.

It wasn’t the only thing that SAI will be helping State Sports Council with. A horde of decisions were taken during a meeting between Director, SAI, Regional Centre, Chandigarh and Secretary, J&K State Sports Council at Bakhshi Stadium, Srinagar on Saturday. The meeting, the statement said, was also attended by Deputy Director, SAI, Sports Officer (K), Sports Council Srinagar, Incharge STC Jammu/Srinagar and Section Officer, Activity Section. 

This is for the first time that trainees will be provided with the stipend in Jammu and Kashmir. 

It was also decided that extension centre of Srinagar will be converted into full fledged SAI training centre on the pattern of SAI training centre at Gindun Multi Sports Centre, Rajbagh, Srinagar.

The selection trials for the enrolment of trainees in the STC Jammu/Srinagar will be  conducted in Fencing, Kayaking and Canoeing and Taekwondo disciplines for which services of coaches shall be provided by the Sports Council. 

The SAI authorities , according to the statement, will consider recruitment of local qualified Coaches for training centers at Jammu/Srinagar and Kargil on contract basis.

Possibility of  opening of SAI Sub Regional Centre at Srinagar and establishment of academics and sports hostels was also discussed. The Sports Authority of India also assured that norms for admission in Diploma Courses for the candidates of J&K shall be considered, the statement added. 

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