5576 Teams Registered, 78064 Players To Participate In YSS Cup

SRINAGAR: Director Youth Services & Sports J&K, Gazanfar Ali on Wednesday chaired the maiden meeting of District Youth Services & Sports (DYSS) Officers of Kashmir division at Youth Hostel here.

In a press release, the Department said that the basic agenda of the meeting was to take account of the activities being conducted by the DYSS in all 20 districts of the UT of J&K.

“The meeting was told that the calendar under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahatsav’ was followed in letter and spirit across J&K by the Department. Director YS&S also enquired about the progress and pace of registering teams for YSS Cup at Panchayat Level,” the release said.

“He passed on strict instructions to all the District Youth Services & Sports Officers to get the teams in 4 games viz Cricket, Volleyball, Kabaddi and Kho Kho registered before August 31 as the tourney has been proposed to begin in the first week of September.”

“The chair was appraised that 5576 teams stand registered for the YSS Cup which include 78064 participating players so far,” the press release added.

“Augmentation of Sports Infrastructure scheme was also discussed threadbare and DYSSOs provided details about the status of completed works and on-going projects. Many other issues pertaining to the smooth functioning of the Department were also discussed in the day-long meeting.

“Director Youth Services & Sports in his closing remarks stressed upon the officers and officials of the Department to follow calendar of activities while obeying all COVID-19 related SOPs. He directed DYSSO to prioritize the work of publicity in their respective districts.”

The DYSS Director also directed the Department’s district officers to nominate one official for proper and better coordination with the Media and Publicity wing of the DYSS for submitting event details and photographs on daily basis.

He also directed the DYSS officers to keep a close vigil of the developmental works pertaining to the sports infrastructure, play fields, courts etc.

Joint Director (Kashmir) Bashir Ahmed, Deputy Director Jatinder Mishra, Deputy Director Planning Ravi Kumar, Accounts Officer Mohammad Hussain, Principal Physical Education College Ganderbal Dr. Hartej Singh, SO Establishment Haji Aijaz Ahmed and other senior officers and officials of the Department were also present in the meeting.

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