SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 13. Dronacharya Awardee Wushu Coach, Kuldeep Handoo and prominent Kayaking & Canoeing coach, Bilquis Mir checked on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhavan today.The Sports personalities informed the Lt Governor about the matters in reference to the promotion and development of sports in the Union Territory. They also discussed out the issues concerned to the Sports policy, promotion policy, implementation of schemes under Khelo India, promotion of water sports in the UT, and other related matters.
A detailed discussion was also held on exploring an objective plan of action for preparing J&K youth for competing in major international events including the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.
During the interaction, the Lt Governor observed that the government is busy working on a multipronged strategy for identification and handholding of sporting talent through the involvement of eminent sportspersons for promotion of sports in J&K and seeking sponsorships for budding sportspersons. “The government is taking some ground-breaking steps to tap the immense sports potential to make J&K a Centre of Sporting Excellence”, he maintained.
The Lt Governor impressed that with various mega sports projects seeing the light of the day, the development of sports sector in J&K is witnessing a new revolution. ‘Consistent observation is needed so that neither sportspersons nor the coaches face any lack of resources’, he said.