Srinagar: Director General of Youth Services & Sports Department Jahangir Mir Tuesday said that his department will conduct a rural sports festival, according to a statement from the media department of DYSS.
He said this while chairing an important meeting of Districts Youth Services & Sports Officers of the Jammu Division.
The rural sports festival shall be for the youth of 14-30 years age group and shall be organized at Panchayat/ Block/ District/ State Level, the statement quoted as saying.
According to the statement, Mir said that former chief minister late Mufti Mohammad Sayed had told him that playfields shouldnt be kept open students only but non-students should also be given platform to showcase their talent.
He said that Minister for Youth Services & Sports Department Molvi Imran Raza Ansari had instructed him to give the idea of involving non student youth in games and sports a practical shape.
In his response, Mir said, DYSS has decided to organize tournaments and programs like League Knockout Tournament and Rural Sports Festivals for students and non-students.
The meeting was informed by DYSSOs of different districts of the division that sports activities are in full bloom at Block and District Levels and the Sports Activity Calendar for the year 2016-17 is being followed strictly by the field staff of the Department.
He expressed happiness over the mass participation of school children in sports activities and made his colleagues about the new initiatives of the Department under which non student youth too will be engaged in games and sports.
While elaborating the ideas, Mir stated that the time has come when everybody should be given a chance to prove his mettle in the field of sports.
He instructed the DYSSOs to prepare the calendar for the upcoming sports activities.
He further added that the sports calendar should be submitted to Rural Development Department for the arrangements of funds.
While highlighting the main attractions of League Knock-out Tournament DG Sports said, This will surely help those talented non-students who have a desire to showcase their talent. This will prove a decent platform for such ignored talent.
He further stated that a separate calendar of activities for this tournament is under process and after its formal inauguration district Level matches will be played in PP Mode.
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