District Sports Councils take shape; Taj convenes meeting

Srinagar, Oct 9: The first meeting of District Sports Councils was held here today under the chairmanship of Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Taj Mohi ud Din. ...

Srinagar, Oct 9: The first meeting of District Sports Councils was held here today under the chairmanship of Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Taj Mohi ud Din.
 These councils were constituted in the last meeting of general council of J&K State Sports Council, of which Taj is the chairman, with a view to take sports promotion at the grassroot levels and hunt for talent among youth beyond the cities of Srinagar and Jammu.
 The Minister has been impressing upon for an inclusive approach to tap the sports talent of youth across regions, boundaries, gender and age.
 Chairing the meeting, Taj asked the office bearers of newly constituted district councils to work in tandem with other organisations and agencies working in their areas for the promotion of sports.
 He asked them to work closely with NYKs in their districts and formulate new programmes and policies for betterment of youth.
 Taj specifically directed these district councils to start talent hunt in their respective districts at the school level. He said many new centrally sponsored schemes are coming in sports which need to be implemented to raise infrastructure and increase sports activity in J&K.
 The meeting was attended by Dr. Sheikh Mustaffa Kamaal, Secretary, Youth Services & Sports, Parvez Malik, Secretary, J&K State Sports Council and chairmen of District Sports Councils.

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