SKS initiative aims to identify sports talent at grassroots level: MP Jugal Kishore

Launches Sansad Khel Spardha at Nagrota Reviews development works in Nagrota Panchayat under SAGY


JAMMU: Member Parliament Jammu-Poonch Constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma today launched Sansad Khel Spardha by declaring open a multidisciplinary sports tournament here at Khel Gaon Nagrota.

The event will witness Volleyball, Kabaddi and Tug of War competitions.

DDC Chairman Bharat Bhushan; Deputy Commissioner Jammu Anshul Garg; DDC Member Joginder Singh; BDC Member Rehmat Ali; ADDC Ramesh Kumar; DEO Suraj Singh; CMO JP Singh; ACD Ashok Choudhary; DYSO Sukhdev Raj besides Members of the Committee Ankush Gupta, Surjeet Singh, Puran Singh, Satish Sharma, Surinder Bhagat, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Raman Suri, Sunil Dogra, Ankush Mahajan and other senior officers of the concerned departments were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the Member Parliament said that Government has taken many initiatives like ‘Khelo India’ to identify the sports talent at the grassroots level. He added that these sports are organised to promote sports culture among youth.

He emphasized upon to create sports champions at state, national and international level and provide best facilities to them for improving their skills.

The MP said that these kinds of sports events would also encourage the youth for adopting a healthier lifestyle and channelize their energy in positive direction. He also presented sports kits to every Panchayat of Nagrota Block.

In his address, the Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg highlighted the role of sports in the development of an individual. “Sports help an individual in achieving mental health much more than the physical health alone and it also helps to make the society progressive and harmonious” he said.

Later, the Jugal Kishore Sharma also chaired a meeting to review the physical and financial status of developmental works being carried out in Nagrota Panchayat under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna.

The DDC member, BDC member, Panchs-Sarpanchs and locals present in the meeting, raised their issues/demands like irregular water and power supply, requirement of road connectivity, hand pump, community hall, bathing facility at Shamshan Ghat etc.

The MP also took a detailed department wise review of works and schemes initiated to provide facilities and benefits to the people of the Nagrota Panchayat.

The Member Parliament also gave away Rs 10 lakh from MP Local Area Development Fund for the construction of Community Hall and Solar lights at Panchayat Nagrota.

After the review, the Member Parliament asked the officers to ramp up the pace of work on undertaken projects for their timely completion and without compromising the quality standards.


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