SRINAGAR: The Government is taking keen interest in upgradation of sports infrastructure and promotion of sports activities in the State, Minister for Youth, Services & Sports, IT and Education Technology, Imran Raza Ansari said on Saturday.
Ansari was speaking at a function organised to mark the conclusion of school-level water sports competition-2017 at Nehru Park.
He said that present dispensation has taken various initiatives to raise requisite infrastructure for promotion of sports activities in the State.
He added that youth in the State has huge talent and potential but what is required is to provide them with adequate facilities, infrastructure and motivation to excel. They are also required to be provided with an enabling environment and opportunities through such events, he added.
The Minister made a special mention of efforts being made to include water sports in the SGFI calendar and to hold national events in water sports in Jammu & Kashmir.
Later, the Minister also gave away prizes among the winners of the competition.
The event was organized by District Youth Services and Sports Department.