The Government of Jammu and Kashmir under the program My Youth My Pride has conducted a lot of sports events both in Kashmir and Jammu division.
These events have not only allowed youth to display their talent but many of them are now participating in games at the national and international level.
The J&K Sports Council has successfully completed many key infrastructure projects which are playing an essential role in training the youth in different sports. J&K UT has regained the confidence and created an equitable and inclusive sports and recreation culture with modern infrastructure and training which is comparable to the best in the country.
With the help of veteran sportspersons, schools and coaches, the Sports Council is working to ensure the younger generation get to play a variety of sports and everyone has the opportunity to develop a strong skill-set.
It is important to note that the new sports policy is aimed at promoting sports in the UT by developing sports infrastructure and incentivising sportspersons to excel in their respective games. The policy incorporates various annual awards like award for excellence in sports for 10 sports persons, J&K Khel Protsahan Award for sports association, and two veterans/ experienced sportspersons/organisers or referees, Parshuram Award for five best coaches in different disciplines.
The sports policy announces special cash awards to the winners in Olympics, Asian Games, and Commonwealth Games among other tournaments in the range of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1 crore. Further, the winners in all recognized national competitions and National School Games in various sports disciplines will be granted specified scholarships.