JAMMU: 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, 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.
The Deputy Chief Minster was speaking while interacting with the participants of 8th Sambo National Championship held in Bihar.
The team from the state had come as runners up in the National Team level by winning 6 gold Medals, 8 silvers and 9 bronzes respectively in which 32 teams from different states of the country participated.
The team is slated to give the trails for participation in the Asiads of the Sambo. Complimenting the participants and the association members for participating at national level, Dr Singh said that these types of events provide the aspiring sport persons the requisite platform to hone their skills. He said that these events also provide the requisite exposure to the budding talent and also instil the winning spirit and confidence in them to succeed at bigger platforms.
While referring to the initiatives being undertaken by the Government, Dr Singh said that we have already undertaken a comprehensive program for augmenting the sports infrastructure in rural as well as urban areas, besides also organizing national and international events in which sports persons of international repute participated. He said that every possible support both logistic and other would be provided to the sport, so that more children and youth start playing it and participate at national and international levels
The Minister said that the youth of the state have already made their mark at various national and international fora and the need of the hour is to provide ample opportunities to display their skills.