Jammu and Kashmir is fast emerging as one of the top sporting destinations in the country as many J&K players during the past few years have established themselves as powerful contenders at the international stage.
The government has been focusing on improving the sports infrastructure in J&K and is encouraging the budding sportspersons to come forward to prove their mettle.
The sports infrastructure across the Union Territory has been strengthened. Coaches have been hired to train the youngsters so that their energies can be utilized in a positive way.
J&K has been continuously hosting national and international championships in different disciplines of sports. The Sports Council has been working hard to select new talents in a transparent manner.
Sports have become a buzzword in Jammu and Kashmir. Youngsters having sporting talent are coming forward and are showcasing their skills. Many among them are shining like stars on the national and international arena. They are bringing laurels for the country and the Union Territory.
Last week Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the 31st Senior National Wushu Championship in Srinagar. As many as 1500 athletes from 45 associations across the country are participating in this mega sporting event. The Lt Governor also dedicated the newly constructed Wushu Academy to the talented youth of J&K on the occasion.
The J&K hosting sporting events has added a new dimension to the UT’s story of progress and growth. The players visiting Jammu and Kashmir to participate in various events have become brand ambassadors and are helping the government to promote the Union Territory as a favourite destination in every way.
By engaging youth in sports the government has ensured that they remain busy in activities that could help them in building their careers. They have been kept away from the activities that could ruin their lives.
By promoting sports the government is working towards creating social change and new heroes. J&K is witnessing exceptional transformation and sportspersons are leading from the front. They have become agents of change and are acting as an inspiration for others. The sportspersons, who have won medals in the recent years have become role models as youngsters are following in their footsteps.