Kashmiri Youth Replaced Stones With Sports: LG Sinha

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that youth of valley have replaced stones with cricket bat, hockey and badminton and are scripting their future in the field of sports.

“All this is the outcome of the pledge taken by Prime Minister Narendera Modi three years ago. The misguided youth who would pick up stones are holding cricket bat, hockey, badminton in their hands,” LG Sinha said, while addressing the closing ceremony of LG’s Rolling Trophy that saw the participation of 42000 participants, in Jammu.

He said that Covid dampened the sports spirit for some time. “But a large number of youth are scripting the new history in the field of sports. They are the real champions and making JK proud,” the LG said.

Manoj Sinha said that in October 2020, the government took steps to provide sports kits to youth in every Panchayat after seeing their enthusiasm. “We had assured the jubilant youth that they will get best possible sports infrastructure. Talent is being traced at Panchayat level and sportsmen are being provided best guidance to prove their skills,” the LG said.

While congratulating the players and the winning team Manoj Sinha said, “The players with their skill and endurance on playing field have inspired youth generation, renewed the essential spirit of sports and made this tournament truly memorable.”

He said that Youth and Sports department, mission youth and Sports Council is visiting village to village to trace the talent and provide them a proper platform. “Special focus is being given to build a quality sports infrastructure at village level,” the LG said.kno

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