Playgrounds Constructed In Every Panchayat: Govt

J&K Sports Policy 2022 a step towards bringing excellence in Sports

SRINAGAR:-“To encourage and motivate the sports-loving youth of J&K to choose sports as a profession, J&K Government is constructing one playground in each Panchayat of UT to nurture the talent,” a press release from the J&K Administration said on Tuesday.

For the promotion of sports at the grass-root level, each panchayat has been provided with sports kits during the Back to Village-3 as per the local requirements.

The sports policy of J&K has laid a vision for promoting excellence in traditional sports like Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Archery, Mud Wrestling and Tug of War. Emphasis is laid down on developing facilities for coaching of these sports across the UT. The talent of rural youth is scouted and nurtured in coaching camps for national competitions. Financial assistance is also being provided for achieving excellence in these sports.

According to the policy, opportunities would be provided to all citizens – urban and rural to participate in sports and games and organize sports competitions at the Panchayat, zonal, district, State / UT, National & International levels.

According to the J&K Sports Policy 2022, DYSS shall develop and maintain sport & fitness zones at the Panchayat, village and block levels.

The Government has taken a number of steps in this regard such as ensuring at least one playfield in every Panchayat, establishing over 4500 Youth Clubs and organising of number of sporting activities to enable the youth of the J&K to participate in sporting activities.

The youth of Jammu and Kashmir have immense sports potential with many players from the UT representing the country in different sports. J&K is witnessing a new revolution in Sports Sector. The UT is equally equipped as other states of country and has potential to produce world-class sportspersons.

Acknowledging this sports potential of J&K, GOI sanctioned Rs 200 Cr under the Prime Minister’s Development Package for the up-gradation of sports infrastructure and encouragement of budding talent in the field.

With the combination of world-class facilities, coaches and continuous monitoring and mentoring, J&K Govt is creating an environment of empowerment, leadership and self-esteem among youth.

The recently established sports infrastructure and facilities in J&K are historic.

 

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