JAMMU: Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh Sunday said Government is working to upgrade the sports infrastructure with the revival of the rural sports in the State.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Parade Ground here, Lal Singh said that efforts are on to turn the State into an attractive destination for the sports enthusiasts.
Singh said J&K is unique place with lush green meadows and gushing water bodies and any artist or sports personality would like to come and showcase their talent in such places. He however said that the infrastructure in the sports sector must be upgraded and Government is keen to see its youth representing the State at national and international arena.
The Minister amid applause from the participating sportspersons said that sports should be make integral part of our everyday life. Sports are not only important for physical well-being but also for overall development of an individual.
“Wrestling is a great example of rural sports and our youth should come forward to showcase their talent,” Singh said. He called for organizing more such events and providing opportunities for budding sportsmen who are interested to participate in the wrestling.
Complementing former Chief Minister, Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed for his visionary role in shaping up the State’s developmental arena, the Minister said that that ‘Mufti sahib was an embodiment of visionary statesmanship and we have to ensure that his vision is realized in the State.” Several young and budding wrestlers participated in the maiden competition on this ring and desired to bring laurels to the state in National and International level.