Sports and Extracurricular activities are a must for the upkeep of health of the entire population in Jammu and Kashmir especially the elderly population.
He recently took review of the rolling out of LG’s Roller Sports & Culture Trophy 2023-24.
He urged them to involve people in as many sporting and art activities as possible. He asked for giving opportunities to both men and women right from the Panchayat level by involving them in the arenas of their choice including traditional art and sports activities. He advised them to conduct competitions in cuisine making, wicker work, paper mache, woodwork, pottery, Bandpather, tug-of-war, Wrestling, and other relevant activities for the people of the local area.
He made out that before 2019 the participation of people in sports across the UT was bare minimum as the activities were restricted to few urban pockets only. He said that today the number has crossed to more than 65 lakh in the UT for the reasons of due focus on creation of requisite infrastructure and holding of sports competitions in each village.
He stated that by giving the same impetus to the cultural activities right from the Panchayat level the times are not far when its participation would go up on similar lines. He told them to be innovative in the involvement of people. He said that by channelizing the energy of youth in these activities they could be saved from becoming prey of drug addiction, thereby helping in the creation of ‘Nasha Mukt’ J&K.