Sports For All: JKSSC holds meeting with coordinators


SRINAGAR: J&K State Sports Council (JKSSC) Saturday convened a meeting of sports coordinators of Sports for All, a statement from the department said.

The meeting, the statement said, was called in a bid to take sports to grass-root level and infuse sports culture among the youth.

 Secretary J&K SSC Waheed Ur Rehman Para chaired the meeting with officials from the council, various heads of sports clubs and Sports for All district coordinators of various sports disciplines in attendance.

In the meeting, the coordinators were asked to furnish a detailed project report duly supported with revenue model for the overall promotion of various sports disciplines in the state, so that such proposals could be taken up to facilitate the working of such clubs/academies or stadiums.

According to the statement, suggestions were also sought from the Sports coordinators for making sports council to reach at grass-root levels. It is pertinent to mention here that 1, 20,000 players, in recent months played at block/district levels in various disciplines for which the registrations were sought earlier.

“The heads of the various sports clubs/academies who have registered their clubs with the sports council said that the response of the JK Sports Council is innovative and progressive,” read the statement

Various sports club heads and sportspersons were of the opinion that stadiums should be built on modern lines, sports equipments should be given to players, teams and clubs.

“Sports players, clubs, teams should be given team kits, sports equipments and the work on stadiums should be fasten, so that we the sportspersons could compete at higher levels,” said Salman, coordinator from Pampore.

“Sports infrastructure should be developed at all the block levels, so that the facilities are provided to the aspiring sportspersons of rural area,” said Sofi Arafat, who hails from Pahalgam.

Parra said that in Sports Council’s bid to bring transparency and accountability in the system, the department was streamlining the player management system, which tracks the performance of each registered player at various levels throughout his association with the council.

“Registrations of clubs, teams, and players will connect all the relevant stakeholders which will help in identifying the talent at various levels under various matrices and thus bring council’s intervention for nurturing of identified talent.” Parra said added.




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