Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said the youth of the state are bestowed with abundant talent in sports and only need an opportunity to excel.
The CM's remarks came on the sidelines of a function here while she felicitated Nadia Choudhary, captain of J-K Women's Cricket Team (under 19), who has led and represented the state team in a number of matches at the national-level.
She presented her with a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh.
Mufti said she was happy to see J-K's young boys and girls emerging on the sports arena with flying colours and bringing laurels to the state.
She said Tajamul Islam, who became world champion in kickboxing, Hashim-who represented India in Karate at the Asian event and now Nadia, are examples to show that the youth of J-K have been bestowed with abundant talent which needs just an opportunity to excel.
The CM said her government will be taking steps for promoting sports and upgrading sports infrastructure in a big way in the state.