Measures afoot to upgrade, modernize various golf courses in the state: Bukhari

SRINAGAR: Minister for Public Works, Syed Altaf Bukhari Tuesday highlighted the importance of sports in mental and physical development of human beings.
The Minister was speaking at the concluding function of Caddies Golf Tournament here.Underscoring the importance of sports, the Minister said that Golf attract players from national and international level and provides them a platform to showcase their talent which would also promote the tourism of the State in a big way.
He said all measures are being taken to upgrade and modernize various golf courses to provide a platform to the budding golfers in the state to exhibit their talent.Appreciating Jammu and Kashmir Police for sustaining and nurturing the golfing talent in the Valley, Bukhari said the force is playing an important role in promoting various sports in the state. He also lauded the role of Police Housing Corporation, organizers of the event, in building modern infrastructure for the organization.Earlier, Director General of Police, K. Rajendra Kumar, also appreciated the organisers for conducting the tournament to encourage the caddies, who play an important role in promoting golf in the valley.