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Kashmiri youth benefitting from incentives offered under sports policy

Officers from the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council are visiting many panchayats in the region and having a series of interactions with the locals under the Jan Abhiyan and B2V4 public outreach programme.

They are meeting chiefly the youth with many of them being professional sportspersons and also a vast majority of them being students waiting in wings to start their sports career.

A function under the programme was organised by J&K Sports Council in collaboration with local Administration at the women’s ITI at Kangan, Ganderbal on Tuesday.

Secretary Sports Council highlighted the importance and benefits of sports besides initiatives taken by the administration to upgrade sports infrastructure and provide quality coaching.

Responding to various issues raised by the youth regarding sports, Nuzhat Gull assured that every step shall be taken to maximise the benefit of various schemes launched by the government.

During the last outing alone, sports equipment and gear were provided to players from weaker sections of society and a lot of talent was scouted by way of the sports flagship programme ‘My Youth My Pride’.

A huge gathering of participants including sportspersons, citizens attended the day long programme.

SDM Kangan, Divisional Sports Officer Kashmir, Tehsildar Kangan, officials from local administration and council also attended the function.

A number of sports activities were also conducted during the programme.

Meanwhile Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Joint Secretary also visited Nilandrusu in South Kashmir under a similar programme, where a huge number of youth including citizens participated.

Joint Secretary Sports Council made people aware about the mega sports programs being carried out by the council.

Bashir Ahmad also apprised the presentees about the benefits of the JK sports policy, and a checklist of recognised sports disciplines, national as well as international events besides various other incentives being offered under the sports policy.

Joint Secretary Sports Council also informed the audience about the services offered by the council at the panchayat level for rural children and requested for the dissemination of all such information to family as well as friends so that more and more people are able to avail the benefits that these programmes encompass.

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