Govt committed to provide better sports infrastructure: Jasrotia

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The BJP state general secretary and MLA Kathua, Rajiv Jasrotia has said that sports activities help to channelize the energy of the youth in positive direction, adding that Government is committed to promote sports activities and develop sports infrastructure in every nook and corner of
the State.
While inaugurating Mini Stadium and Park at village Kharote, Kathua, Jasrotia hoped that with new facilities, the immense sports talent in youth of the Kathua would further hone to enable them participate in national and international sports events. He advised the local youth to actively participate in sports, adding that such activities would keep them physically and mentally fit. He appealed departmental functionaries and other stake holders to further speed up sports activities in their respective areas and ensure that more and more students take part in sports activities so that their hidden talent is harnessed in right direction. Jasrotia assured that steps are being taken to build the sports infrastructure in the state with special attention to develop play fields in rural areas to prepare students for Nationals, for which students, parents and sports functionaries have to play their role”, he said adding that the government would provide every possible support to the organizers of sports events. Saying that education without co-curricular activities is incomplete, Jasrotia said that sports are being introduced in every government as well as private educational institutions to exploit the sports talent of students.The State Government is committed to provide better sports infrastructure at the grass root level to provide better facilities to rural youth so as to bring the talent of the rural areas to fore. Highlighting the importance of Sports in rural areas of state, he said that Govt is committed to develop the sports infrastructure in rural and backward areas of the State so that the hidden talent of the rural youths is exploited.
MLA asserted that the coalition government is committed to encourage sportsmen by providing them requisite facilities for enhancing their skills in various sports so that they could excel, not only at district and state level, but also at national and International level competitions.
He added that with a view to engage youth of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) in constructive sporting activities, a special package of Rs 200 crore has been announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the package provides for construction of indoor sporting halls in all districts of the State with a view to provide playing facilities to youth during long winter in the state.
“Two stadiums in the State capitals of Srinagar and Jammu will be upgraded to the international standards under the package while existing stadia at Poonch and Rajouri and Udhampur will be upgraded. In addition, water sport facilities will be provided at an estimated cost of Rs 6 crore,” he said.

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