J&K Witnessing Massive Transformation In Sports Field: LG Sinha

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday said that J&K is witnessing massive transformation in the field of sports over the past couple of years and that the government has set a target participation of around 35 lakh youth in sports this year.

LG Manoj Sinha made these remarks while attending 9th Executive Council meeting of Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering & Winter Sports (JIM&WS) in Pahalgam.

Sinha said that sometimes it used to be around 1.5 to 2 lakh youth who would participate in sports events in J&K, however, last year more than 17 lakh youth participated in sports events.

“During last more than 2 years J&K has achieved many milestones in sports field and transformations and this year a target of 35 lakh youth, participating in these events, has been set,” he added.

He also said that every Panchayat has sports fields now and has distributed the sports kits among the youth.

Sinha further said that in almost every district indoor and outdoor stadiums are being built as well as 31 Khelo India centres have been completed. (KNS)

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