Jammu Tawi, May 20
Highlighting the role of sports in overall development of an individual, the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh said that several measures have been taken by the Government to augment and upgrade the sports infrastructure in the state. He said mega sports tournaments are now being organized in the State regularly to groom the sports talent among the local youth.
While highlighting the role of youth in nation building, he said that the youth should channelize their energies and activities towards making India a global power as they constitute a major chunk of the population. He said that our thinkers and philosophers like Swami Vivekananda also projected the importance of youth in making India a strong and prosperous country and had urged them to come forward and contribute their bit. “The message is more relevant today and onus lies on our younger generation to play their role to ensure that our country comes up as a global power in every field,” he added. “He said such events should be encouraged as they help aspiring sportspersons to pursue careers in their favorite game. He said all the issues related to the sports of Hiranagar would be taken up with concerned. He said to give the sports activities a fillip, indoor sports stadium is coming up at Billawar, which would be having all the requisite and modern facilities.