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Harnessing the Power of Sport to Prevent Crime and Drug Use: LG

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir deputy governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday instructed officials to develop yoga center facilities and explore ways to organize gatherings in districts to promote youth sports culture at the grassroots level. .

Mr Sinha passed these directives while chairing a high-level meeting at the civil affairs office here to review sporting activities across Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesperson said. .

He said the J&K Sports Council and Department of Youth Services & Sports have been directed to use the power of sports to prevent youth crime and drug use.

According to a spokesperson, LG has conducted an in-depth assessment of its efforts to reach 35 million young people in sports activities this year.

Sinha also called for ensuring maximum participation of girls. Make sports activities more inclusive. Accelerate the recruitment of female athletes.

“We must promote the equal participation of girls and give them ample opportunities to develop teamwork, independence, resilience and self-confidence. Sport has the power to transform society. , we must capitalize on its unrivaled potential,” said LG.

According to a spokesperson, LG has instructed officials to develop yoga center facilities and explore ways to organize gatherings in districts to promote sports culture among the younger generation at the grassroots level.

“Identifying employees working under sports quotas who can contribute to the development of sports at J&K requires an analytical perspective,” said Sinha.

While perusing the calendar of activities under “My Youth My Pride,” LG informed that Phase I of the program witnessed the participation of 8.76 million young people from across UT, according to a spokesperson. it was done. I plan to engage in Phase-II.

The chairman was informed of special activities organized to mark the important international day for 25,000 young people under “My Youth My Pride,” he said.

“The meeting also discussed progress in developing a merit list for appointing outstanding athletes. Rewards under the Sports Policy apply to athletes who bring glory to their country and UT.” he added.

According to a spokesperson, LG has asked Rohit Kansal, Chief Secretary of the Department of Higher Education Government, to encourage young people with higher education levels to participate in various sports disciplines.

After being informed about the ongoing projects under PMDP, JKIDFC, Capex and Khelo India, LG asked the stakeholders to identify the projects facing land and other issues to help them solve the same issues. said it has asked the company to be able to take appropriate action.

“The Lieutenant Governor has asked the Ministry of Youth Services and Sports to hold sports tournaments in multiple disciplines under LG’s Rolling Trophy, including cricket, football, volleyball and hockey, and to reward outstanding players at the UT and district levels. I have instructed you to,” the spokesperson added.

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