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Sports activities have increased in Jammu and Kashmir in the recent past and there is a special focus of the government to see to it that these activities go down to the rural areas also.

In this direction, the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir reviewed the functioning of the Sports Department and directed establishment of one multi-purpose indoor stadium and one flood-lit stadium in each district by March 2022.

The Sports Department of Jammu and Kashmir is organizing various sports activities and undertaking several infrastructural projects across, in order to promote sporting culture here.

The J&K Sports Council organized various UT, Divisional, and District level competitions and engaged 8.70 lakh athletes which saw a 600% increase from the financial year 2017-18. The Council also inaugurated a state-of-the-art Gymnastics Academy at M.A Stadium Jammu which is fully equipped with world-class and international federation-approved apparatuses.

It is the first-ever such academy in the country which has international standard facilities for artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics in one place.

The Department will be organizing 15 national-level events in the next quarter including the National Snow Rugby Championship at Gulmarg, Sub-Junior National Soft Tennis Championship, National Thang-Tha Championship at Srinagar, Junior National Volleyball Championship at Jammu, and Federation Cup Wushu Championship at Srinagar.

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