SRINAGAR: Deputy Chief Minister, Nirmal Singh Thursday said that the sports is imperative for the overall development of human persona and youth should be actively involving themselves in different sports and outdoor activities.
Singh was speaking at the concluding function of Jammu and Kashmir State Gymnastic Championship 2017.
Lauding the efforts of the organizers for organizing such events, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the State has huge potential to compete at national and international levels. He said the State Government 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 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.
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. He said that events are being organized at school and college level so that the youth will get attracted towards the sports activities.
Deputy Chief Minister said that the educational institutes and parents of the youth have to play an active role to encourage them to make a career out of sports.
Dr. Singh also gave away awards among the winners as well as runner-ups.
Arjun Award winner, Kripali Singh was also present on the occasion.