SRINAGAR, OCT 11: Underlining importance of sports in youth engagement, Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary today sought a roadmap for funding varied sports activities across Jammu and Kashmir. He was chairing a meeting of Youth, Services and Sports (YSS) Department in his office chambers here.
Secretary YSS, Sarmad Hafeez; Director General YSS, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman and other officers of the Sports Department also attended the meeting.
To begin with, the Principal Secretary asked officials to do some ground work and come up with an extensive proposal for organizing a Football tournament in coming week in the State. “Besides, the YSS Department should also come up with a broader roadmap for organizing sports-related activities in the State,” Navin said, while underlining the importance of sports in modern and progressive societies.
The Principal Secretary suggested various measures for popularizing various sports in the State. He said that the Centre has already allocated a good chunk of funds under Prime Minister’s Development Package for development of sports infrastructure in the State. “The administration will go out of way to provide necessary facilities for training of players by setting up right kind of infrastructure across the State,” he said.