JAMMU- Advisor to LG, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on Monday flagged off the J&K contingent for the 36th National Games to be held at Gujarat from 29th September to 12th October, 2022.
The advisor remarked that the LG led administration has given utmost priority to sports sector and infrastructure of international and advanced standards is being established across Jammu and Kashmir to nurture the sports talent of youth.
Speaking during the flagging off ceremony, Advisor Bhatnagar highlighted that National Games is one of the prestigious and major event of our National Sports Calendar and forms the core platform for sportspersons to prove their talent for international events.
The Advisor added that as many as 36 disciplines are being covered during the National Games and we are sure that our talented sports persons will perform well and bring laurels for J&K and make us proud.
After the flagging off ceremony, Advisor Bhatnagar also interacted with players and encouraged them to compete with utmost enthusiasm and determination and give their best ever performance.
Secretary, J&K Sports Council, Nuzhat Gul, on the occasion said that in last National Games, the J&K contingent won four silver and eight bronze medals and this year our players are better prepared and eventually we are hoping for more medals this time.
The Secretary added that as many as 14 contingents from J&K are taking part this year and as per new guidelines, cash awards will also be given to the medallists under new Sports Policy.
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