Recently Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir recently stressed on including more activities of art to give opportunities to more employees. He said that even employees need some opportunities to loosen up from their daily schedules. He asked them to even consider having a competition between the Employees winning team and LG trophy winner from the civil side.
On the occasion the Secretary, Culture, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah informed the meeting that the Department is going to organize cultural activities in art forms like singing, painting, debating, poetry, essay writing and storytelling. He further informed that in each competition, the participation at District, HoD, Divisional and Administrative Department level shall be ensured. The trophy would be given to the best administrative department and kept by it till the next competition. He also gave out that cash awards to best performers would be given in each competition.
As far as the LG’s Sports Roller Trophy is concerned the Secretary, Youth Services & Sports, Sarmad Hafeez informed the meeting that the competitions in 6 sporting activities of Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Table tennis and Hockey would be held at both Jammu and Srinagar. He further informed that 552 matches involving more than 1600 employees would be organised over a period of 100 days.
It was also given out that sessions on Yoga and mental health are also part of this trophy. The venues, manpower and budget required for holding of this sports competition was also discussed besides taking note of the paraphernalia and other gear that would be made available to the players participating in the tournament.