Sports council organises special talent hunt programme in government schools

JAMMU : J&K Sports Council, embark- ing on a mission to extend the reach of sports activi- ties to far-off areas of the union territory, has added a new vertical to the pro- gram, tapping the talent in schools.
In one of its first kind, a two-day special talent hunt programme com- menced in Government Girls Higher Secondary, Chanapora Srinagar today.
On day one, more than five hundred students from different schools under the cluster of GHSS Chanapora along with stu- dents from the host school participated in day-long selection trials on the premises.
The selection trials were conducted by the Sports Council coaches
Syed Shafqat Shafi and Shabir Ahmad in Judo and Yoga respectively.
The students had regis- tered themselves for the selection trials well in
advance with the physical education wing of the
school.
The selection trails in
the disciplines of Judo and Yoga held today shall fol- low with trails in Football, Cricket, and Pencak Silat tomorrow Meanwhile, in the
Jammu division, the Sports Council organized activities under Jan Abhiyan and Back to the village (B2V4) in Panchayat Birpur.
Deputy Commissioner, State Taxes, Kanchan Bala visited Birpur village and presided over the sports carnival organized in col- laboration with the Panch and Sarpanch of the village.
The Deputy Commissioner had a series of interactions with players of Kabaddi and Volleyball teams. She highlighted the importance and benefits of sports policy besides applauding other special initiatives and the pivotal role played by the adminis- tration to upgrade and build new sports infrastructure at the panchayat level, in addi- tion to conducting coaching classes.
Earlier, Ashok Singh,
Divisional Sports Officer, Jammu, in his welcome address, outlined the series of sports activities organ- ized in different districts of Jammu Division.
Speaking on the occa- sion, Sarpanch, Vina Jamwal outlined the per- formance of Birpur in sports and how the hamlet has always hogged the news for sporting reasons.
The village Birpur has produced many sportsper- sons of National and inter- national standards, she added.
Among others present on the occasion included Sarpanchs, Sher Mohammad and Anil Sharma along with Panch Smriti Devi and Digvijay Singh and Romesh Singh besides players, officials, and coaches of J&K Sports Council.