SRINAGAR: Former Minister and MLA Amirakadal Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Tuesday urged the government to go for necessary augmentation of sports infrastructure to scale up availability and accessibility of sporting facilities to talented youth of the state, an official statement said.
According to the statement, Bukhari was speaking at the presentation ceremony of the finals of Corporate Football League Tournament held at Girls Higher Secondary Chanapora ground. Chanapora Dragons piped Chanapora Cobras to lift the trophy.
Sports Fraternity Chanapora organised the event in association with Jammu and Kashmir Football Association.
The tournament saw five teams vying for the title glory over the course of ten days, and, according to the statement, was a great hit with large people in attendance to watch the finals.
Bukhari distributed prizes among the both teams. Besides other dignitaries, Mohammad Ashraf Dar, PDP Zone President Amirakadal wasalso present on this occasion.
The former minister said that the youth of Kashmir have immense talent in almost every field including sports that needs to be fostered and accorded proper exposure in a helpful environment.
Bukhari said the youth in Jammu and Kashmir are being deprived to show their talent due to the non-availability of requisite infrastructure.
The hidden talent of youth needs to get exposed. I believe that if the proper facilities are made available, the youth of Kashmir have the potential to bring laurels not only to the State but the country in all fields especially the sports, he remarked.
He said that the existing stadiums and playfields in Srinagar city need to be improved and developed on modern lines.
In light of an enormous talent and the eagerness for sports sector, proper sports and recreational infrastructure needs to be established at an earliest, he said.
He was all praise for the organisers and assured his full support for the maintenance of the ground so that more such events take place without any hiccups. He also encouraged the fraternity to keep on coming up with such initiatives which will always be welcomed and supported on their part.
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