Govt to boost sporting activities in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir government is constructing stadiums and giving coaching to youth in its effort to provide a boost to sports activities in the state, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said today.

Updated: Nov 10, 2010, 22:16 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government is
constructing stadiums and giving coaching to youth in its
effort to provide a boost to sports activities in the state,
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said today.

Sports provide ample opportunities to youth from
different areas and cultures to mingle with each other, share
views and develop lifetime relations, he said, adding the
government is taking steps to develop sports activities by
constructing stadiums and playgrounds, besides providing
coaching to the youth.

"Participation in sports activities has now become an
integral part of studies and without these activities
education is not considered complete," Abdullah emphasised as
he inaugurated 22nd National sub-junior Kabaddi Championship
at MAM Stadium here.

He said government would extend every help to the Youth
Welfare and Sports Department and other concerned
organisations to bring up talents in sports at national and
international level.

-PTI