Navin Choudhary chairs Rowing & Sculling Association meeting

Navin Choudhary chairs Rowing & Sculling Association meeting

‘J&K procuring water sports equipment worth Rs 7 cr’

The first ever annual general body meeting of J&K Association for Rowing and Sculling (JKARS) was held at Sanat Ghar here on Friday.

The meeting was chaired by the President of the Association– Navin K Choudhary who is also Principal Secretary Industries and CommerceJ&K Government. The meeting was attended by all the district heads andmembers of the Association.

In the meeting it was highlighted that JKARS is the firstsports Association in J&K that has so far availed funds of its own forprocurement of equipments and sponsorships for team J&K for upcomingnational event indigenously without support from government. 

On the occasion it was decided that J&K would be hostingits first ever indoor national rowing championship soon and will also beprocuring the equipments to make J&K viable for national and internationalevents.

On the occasion President of the Association said that theywill make all the efforts to make J&K an international arena for watersports.

"J&K is taking a big step in promotion of water sportsand State Government has already granted sanction for the procurement of watersports equipment worth rupees seven crores," Navin K Choudhary revealed in themeeting.

"J&K is blessed with natural water resources and haspotential to provide opportunities for local youth. So far J&K has producedsix international players in water sport," he said.

While framing a four-year road map for promotion of watersports in J&K, President Navin K. Choudhary stressed on the need to createplatform for youth in every district of J&K state and involve them in watersports.

"Our youth has a lot of talent and I'll fight tooth and nailto avail every possible help to boost water sports in J&K. It is the dutyof every district president and secretary of our Association to work on groundwith sincere heart to make J&K an example not only for our country but inthe whole world," he said.

Calling Association members for free and fair elections in theAssociation through open ballot system in each district, he said, "Associationshould form a transparent body by open election system which would be governedby retired judges and there should be 50 percent women participation from everydistrict".

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