Jammu (NVI): In order to promote sports education and culture among the youth, advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today announced that Residential Sports Academies will be set in both Jammu and Kashmir divisions.
Chairing a meeting with officers and officials of JK Sports Council and Department of Youth, Services and Sports (YSS), Khan said that main focus of these academies would be to encourage sports and active lifestyle among youth besides increasing JK’s participation at national and international level sports events.
“The Advisor said that these academies would be open to kids from 7th standard onwards,” he said in a statement.
During the meeting, it was decided that Residential Sports Academy in Kashmir will mainly focus on Football while as Residential Sports Academy in Jammu will focus on Hockey sport.
It was further mentioned that a major sports talent hunt would be organized to identify eligible candidates from every nook and corner of the region.
Meanwhile, Advisor Khan also asked the department to ensure that youth of rural areas and other underprivileged children are also given due opportunity to participate in the sports talent hunt.
Principal Secretary, YSS, Alok Kumar; Secretary sports Council, Nuzhat Gul and other concerned officers of the department were present during the meeting.