Sports can be a game changer in JK: Advisor Farooq Khan

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today said that sports can be a game changer for bringing Jammu and Kashmir back on track of prosperity and development.

He hailed the initiative of Government of India (GoI) to hold such mega sports activities in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that Sports Authority of India (SAI) has done remarkable work for roping in several agencies at all levels to hold this mega sports event in world-famed Gulmarg—which will also give a flip to the tourism sector of the valley.

“Sports can be a real game changer,” he said. “We must focus on getting more youngsters to play best sports and produce Olympians,” he added.

The Advisor Khan said that Government was further aiming to upgrade infrastructure, community sports, talent identification, coaching for excellence, competition structure and the sports economy. He said that the government was constructing new   indoor and outdoor stadium—besides other main sports stadiums are being renovated as per the standards of international level so that the sports enthusiasts get requisite facilities.