Advisor Khan reiterates Govt’s commitment towards upgradation of sports infrastructure across the UT
SRINAGAR: Deputations of Jammu and Kashmir Football Association (JKFA) and women cricketers from Kashmir Saturday called on Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan and discussed the present sports scenerio in Jammu and Kashmir.
A deputation of JKFA led by its General Secretary, Bashir A Shah apprised the Advisor of the present scenario of sports activities and tournaments being organized by the association besides the present state of preparation for various upcoming sports events.
The association requested Advisor Khan for revival of various sports teams which were patronized and sponsored by different government departments. They also requested for maintenance and upgradation of various sports fields and sports centres besides provisioning of various facilities including the basic amenities at such centres.
The visiting deputation also apprised the need about the raising of sports infrastructure and various sports equipments at such sports centres/ fields which will facilitate the participation and enhance the skills of sports persons from J&K.
Speaking on the occasion, Advisor Khan reiterated commitment of the government towards upgradation of sports infrastructure and other sports related activities across J&K. He maintained that the association has been instrumental in generating the interest of youth in sports related activities in JK and shall continue with its endeavours to promote sports and related activities in the UT.
He said that the youth of J&K is blessed with lot of potential and talent which needs to be properly groomed so that they can compete at national and international level for which association has to play a key role in identifying such talent.
Advisor Khan observed there is a scope for establishment of residential sports academies which shall host infrastructure standards and shall provide a reputable coaching so that the youth from J&K are able to fully release their potentials.
Former International footballer and present coach for J&K football team Abdul Majid Kakroo and other office bearers were also part of the deputation.
Kakroo, the former Indian football team captain shared his valuable insights about the sports scenario in the Valley and developments taking place with regard to football game.
Meanwhile, women cricketers also called on the Advisor and apprised him about the situational facts pertaining to their field of activities.
Advisor Khan talked to them so as to grasp their role and contribution towards the promotion of cricket among youth particularly women from the Valley. He emphasized that notwithstanding challenges women of J&K have been contributing a lot towards the development of J&K their participation in sports activities will augur well for the empowerment of women folk and this shall serve inspiration to other women.