Shrine Board’s Sports  Complex to be developed as hub of sport activities, coaching facilities

Newspoint Bureau  Katra, December 21  The 1st meeting of the Governing Council of the Shrine Board’s Sports Complex, Katra was held at the Spiritual Growth Centre here which took a number of important decisions for developing the Sports Complex as a hub of sports and games as well as specialised coaching facilities.   Dr Ashok Bhan, Member of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Sports Complex, chaired the meeting, whereas Mr. Ajeet Kumar Sahu, CEO and Dr. Piyush Singla, Additional CEO also attended the meeting. Prominent sportspersons i.e. Sanjeeva Singh, former International Archer (Arjuna/Dronacharya Awardee); Krupali Singh, National Gymnastics Coach (Arjuna Awardee); Kuldeep Handoo, eminent Wushu player and International Coach; and Ashok Kumar, Director Sports of the Shrine Board, who all are members of the Governing Council, participated in the deliberations. Ranjit Kalra, Member, J&K State Sports Council attended the meeting as a Special Invitee. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Bhan dwelt on the aims and objectives of setting up of the Sports Complex Katra and the mandate of the Governing Council.  He added that keeping in view the state-of-the-art facilities made available at the Sports Complex, strenuous efforts are required to be made for optimum utilisation of this facility to develop it as a hub of sports in the area. Dr. Piyush Singla, Additional CEO made a detailed presentation on the to-date status of Sports Complex and the achievements so far. After its inauguration by the Prime Minister in April this year, 21 sports activities have been organised involving 2012 participants.  These events include a 3-day State level Rifle and                        Pistol shooting Championship. The complex has 358 annual members who take part in various sports activities on                      daily  basis.

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