Khel Gaon emerging as quality sporting facility in Jammu region: Sarmad Hafeez

Khel Gaon emerging as quality sporting facility in Jammu region: Sarmad Hafeez

Lays foundation stone of multi-purpose Indoor Hall at Khel Gaon Nagrota

JAMMU, AUGUST 25: Secretary, Youth Services and Sports (YSS) Sarmad Hafeez today remarked that ‘Khel Gaon’ Nagrota is emerging as quality sporting facility in Jammu region, catering to needs of thousands of sportspersons and youth in general.

The Secretary made these remarks while laying foundation stone of a multi-purpose Indoor Hall at Khel Gaon Nagrota here.

Director Youth Services and Sports Department, Subash Chander Chibber; Special Secretary YSS, Naresh Kumar; Joint Director YSS Jammu, Suram Chand Sharma; Deputy Director YSS Central, Jitendra Mishra; Chief Sports Officer JKSC, Mohammad Latief; Divisional Sports Officer (J) JKSC, Ashok Singh and District YSS Officer Jammu, Sukhdev Raj Sharma were present on the occasion.

 Speaking on the occasion, the Secretary said that apart from well established Cricket ground, Synthetic Football ground, Volleyball Court, Kabaddi Court, the development work of many other allied projects like standard athletic track and hockey turf is in full swing and these facilities will be dedicated for the use of sportspersons soon.

He highlighted that Government of Jammu and Kashmir is committed to raise sports infrastructural facilities at all levels and promote sports culture in every nook and corner of the Union Territory, adding that J&K has emerged as one of the best UTs across the country with regard to development of sports infrastructure.

The Secretary highlighted that seven crore project Indoor facilities when completed will surely lure school going children towards sports activities and keep them away from drug menace and other allied social evils.

While feeling ecstatic over the huge participation of athletes in sporting activities, Sarmad Hafeez said that around 70 lakh sportspersons have been part of various sports activities in different sports disciplines at all levels this season.

He further said that J&K youth possess immense sporting talent and the only need is to nurture them through a defined process, adding that the time was not far away to see J&K athletes blossom at the national and international scene.

Earlier, Director Youth Services and Sports presented a welcome address and highlighted the achievements and activities of the Department. He added this laying foundation stone of Indoor Hall is part of celebrations of Sports Week 2023.

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