Srinagar, June 3: As the COVID 19 restrictions are being eased out, J&K Sports Council has shifted its focus back on holding of Sports activities across J&K.
As part of this programe , Secretary Sports Council Nuzhat Gul , conveyed series of meetings in her office on Wednesday and Thursday. The meetings were held up to chalk out programs to be ready for all out conduct of activities for the youth once the restrictions for conduct of activities are lifted .
In that regard Nuzhat Gull had a series of meetings with several representatives from recognised sports associations.
“Modalities about preparation and kickstart the sports activities as soon as covid restrictions are eased were discussed threadbare. Secretary Sports Council gave a patient hearing to the various delegations of sports associations and assured them to peruse the genuine demands within the stipulated time frame,” Sports Council statement said.
In the meeting ot was decided to hold E-Registration of trainees and Associations were asked to keep database of players available .
” In this regard, a new format of new registration forms was also finalised and it shall include all major details about the athletes and to keep a track of the progress of each so that the prospective talent is showcased at the rightly platform,” Statement said.
Nuzhat Gull also advised all stakeholders to give a special focus to select and identify trainees from a marginalised background.
In the meetings it was discussed that there is need for the procurement of equipment for various sports disciplines .
” Secretary Sports Council gave on spot directions to the purchase wing to provisions for buying equipment of based on need and requisitions,” statement said.
In the meeting it was also decided to conduct youth football leagues for boys and girls.
“J&K Football Association representatives attending the meeting were asked to start preparing for Youth League for boys and girls besides preparing well in advance for Rural and Block Level leagues. The team from JKFA was also asked to devise the mechanisms for the reformation of district football associations registered with JKFA to rejuvenate each unit and organise Coaching Camps in all districts,” statement said.
In the meeting it was also decided to celebrate Yoga Day in third week of June.
“The plan to celebrate Yoga Day systematically in the third week of this month was also discussed in which players from all recognised associations shall perform asanas in a planned manner following COVID appropriate behaviour,” statement said.
The J&K Winter Association was asked to identify the storage of equipment procured under the Khelo India Programme for proper upkeep and safeguarding of the gears.
“The Sports Council Academies of Football, Water Sports and Cricket were directed to prepare a plan for tapping new talent across the J&K and keep a special provision for talented children from the marginalised background and also ensure their reach to far-flung areas of the union territory,” statement said.
Nuzhat Gull directed the Water Sports Centre to chart out a sports event in Khushalsar Lake of Downtown, Srinagar. The lake was revived with the help of a local NGO that is campaigning to restore the pristine glory of the lake.
In order to bring activism to the local populace following the covid Pandemic, Secretary Sports Council directed the J&K Athletic and Cycling Associations to plan the Cyclothon and Marathon post easing of covid restrictions.
The need for infrastructure in games Roller Skating, Basket Ball, Cycling and Soft Tennis was also brought to fore by members from respective associations, to which Secretary Council replied in affirmative and ensure that such projects shall be carried under JKIDF and wherever provisions are placed Construction Division Wing Kashmir shall also be put into service.
While allotting space for Chess Centre for Excellence to J&K Association in both Jammu and Kashmir, Nuzhat Gull directed the association to devise tailor-made programmes for far-flung areas as well and extend its reach beyond the urban hub to tap more and more talent.
Table Tennis Association was allotted 100 TT tables, 50 each for Jammu and Kashmir Division. Similarly, roll ball goalposts for Skating Rinks at Bakshi Stadium, Radpora and Pulwama were also given go-ahead.
Secretary Sports Council gave nod for the conduct of coaching camps in the Football, Water Sports, Soft Tennis, Table Tennis, Basket Ball, Cricket, Cycling, Badminton, Athletics, Roller Skating and Chess. The representatives from the concerned association were asked to submit a detailed plan of their activities within three days to enable Sports Council to prepare well for the event.
The meeting was attended by Nuzhat Farooq Divisional Sports Officer Kashmir, Riyaz Ahmad, Administrative Officer, Majid Dar Executive officer Football Academy, International Players Parveez Rasool, Abid Nabi, Mehrajudin Wadoo, Bilques Mir and various stakeholders from respective Sports Associations.
While reaching out in its mission to players at their doorsteps, Secretary Sports Council visited TRC Ground here today and held a meeting with the Senior Cricketers from Dalgate, Srinagar.
During the meeting, Nuzhat Gull assured the players that the Council will provide all possible support to the young and budding players of the area and will make all efforts to boost the morale of the young players. Secretary also promised a wide range of initiatives for the enhancement of the beauty of the Ground. These players also presented a memento to the Secretary as a token of gratitude to the Nuzhat Gull.
Pertinently, J&K Sports Council started e-sports education programme last week which received a very good response from players and sports enthusiasts across the union territory.