‘Raina to set up cricket academy in J&K’
SRINAGAR: International cricketer Sure Raina Friday called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha here.
Former India cricketer, on the request of Lt Governor, agreed to set up five schools in Kamir division and an equal number in Jammu division to train the aspiring cricketers, particularly the youngsters from remote areas of the UT. He revealed that talent would be identified and selected from all regions of J&K, trained by professionals and would be equipped to play at the International level.
The Lt Governor appreciated the gesture of the cricketer. He also informed the latter of the government’s resolve of developing sports culture in the UT. ‘With sports and education, we all give a new direction to the talented youth of J&K’, said the Lt Governor.
Those present in the meeting included Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam; Principal Secretary, School Education & Skill Development, Dr Asgar Samoon; Principal Secretary to Lt Governor, Nitiwar Kumar and Secretary, Youth Services & Sports, Sarmad Hafeez.
Earlier Sure Raina called on the Director General of Police, J&K, Dilbag Singh at Police Headquarters here and had a discussion about a series of plans of J&K Police for encouraging local youth in honing their sports skills.
DGP thanked Sure Raina for visiting PHQ and appreciated the commitment of the star player for volunteering his services in youth engagement programmes in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.