Secretary YSS for speedy completion of sports infra projects

‘With better facilities, our youth will shine in national, international events’

Srinagar, Publish Date: Sep 14 2018 10:57PM | Updated Date: Sep 14 2018 10:57PM
Secretary YSS for speedy completion of sports infra projectsGK Photo

Secretary, Youth Services & Sports and Information, Sarmad Hafeez on Friday directed sports authorities to prepare a comprehensive report, detailing every languishing project of Sports Council so that they would be completed in an expeditious mode. The Secretary said this while chairing a meeting to discuss the languishing projects of Youth Services and Sports department.

The meeting was attended by Director General Youth Services and Sports, Secretary Sports council, EXEN sports council Kashmir, EXEN sports council Jammu and various senior officers of the department.

During the meeting, it was reported to the Secretary that there are around 157 projects costing Rs. 78 crores approximately at various stages of completion. These projects include expansion of main sports stadia and playing fields in Srinagar and Jammu. The secretary was told that once these projects would be completed better sports facilities would be made available to sportspersons of the state.    

Highlighting the importance of better sports infrastructure in the State, Hafeez said that broader platform, proper coaching, infrastructure, well-equipped stadia and other related facilities will help in harnessing the sports talent of the youth of the State and propel them to the national and international arena.

He said that it was important that the energy of the youth is channelised towards the betterment of the society. He said that the department is committed to create world-class sports facilities in the State for the local talent to flourish.

The Secretary said that the youth of the State have already proved their mettle in many sports events at national and international levels and he expressed hope that with better coaching and training facilities, more youth would perform better in coming sports events at national and international level.

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