Srinagar, Jul 1 UNI | 25 days ago

An amount of Rs 4.69 crore Action Plan has been approved for holding annual sports competitions during 2014-15 in Jammu and Kashmir.

An official spokesman said here today the State Level Executive Committee of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan headed by Chief Secretary, Mohammad Iqbal Khandey has approved Rs 4.69 crore Action Plan for holding Annual Sports Competitions during 2014-15.

To build sports infrastructure at grassroot level and to promote sports as a way of life, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan- a 100 per cent centrally funded Scheme will facilitate development of Sports Complexes in every Block Panchayat with facilities for both indoor and outdoor games besides encouraging sports and games in rural areas through annual sports competitions at Block, District, State and the National Level.

He said to identify and hone talent in rural Jammu and Kashmir, various competitions are scheduled to be held at Block, District and State level in the coming months and the selected teams will later participate in the National Level Sports Competition Games at the end of the year, Director General Sports Navin Agarwal said.

The disciplines in which competitions will be held included Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Handball, Hockey, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Table Tennis Volley ball and Judo, Wushu, and Taekwando.

Meanwhile, it has also approved the proposal for hosting National Women Sports Competition 2014-15 in Athletics, Badminton and Table Tennis disciplines, he said.

(Posted on 01-07-2014)