200 Sportspersons of J&K to get Govt jobs soon: LG

LG Manoj Sinha posing with players after inaugurating multi-purpose Indoor Sports Hall at Handwara in Kupwara on Friday.
LG Manoj Sinha posing with players after inaugurating multi-purpose Indoor Sports Hall at Handwara in Kupwara on Friday.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

Srinagar, Aug 4: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today lauded the contribution of the sportspersons who have brought laurels for the country and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. He said 200 such sportspersons have been identified and would be provided Government jobs soon.
Lieutenant Governor said this in his address to a gathering at Handwara in Kupwara after dedicated the multi-purpose Indoor Sports Hall worth Rs 4 crore, equipped with best-in-class facilities.
“200 outstanding sports persons have been identified who had brought laurels to the country and the UT at National and International events and they will be handed over appointment letters of Government jobs soon,” he said.
Sinha acknowledged the contribution of the sportspersons in making J&K an emerging Power House of sports.
“For a long time access to facilities, avenues for career progression and opportunity to perform were missing for sportspersons. We are investing more than ever before to create a support system and empower them to reach their potential and enjoy security in their non-sporting lives,” he said.
The LG said that sports and other development projects inaugurated today are the testimony to the commitment of the Government in fulfilling the aspirations of the people of the district.
“Development is possible only in the conditions of peace and stability. We have a clear policy of not sparing the guilty and not touching the innocent. On the path of peace and progress, it is our collective responsibility to ensure all the citizens lead a life of prosperity and dignity,” he said.
Sinha said the Administration is not only ensuring economic development but also delivering social justice by providing land to landless population including tribal community.
“Our goal is to ensure a feeling of safety, security and happiness in society. We’ll ensure expectations of people are fulfilled and all sections work shoulder to shoulder to build a new J&K,” he said.
The LG also highlighted the unprecedented progress achieved in various sectors and its impact in the lives of all.
“Infrastructure development is progressing at a rapid pace and the common man is the main stakeholder of development processes. We have promoted the Border tourism to link the far-flung areas with the mainstream of development,” he added further.
Sinha assured that the genuine issues and demands of the people will be addressed on priority. He said the Government of India had started the initial process on the railway line for Kupwara.
The LG said that Kupwara is moving ahead on the path of peace and prosperity. “The district has played a major role in strengthening of democracy. The public representatives and the people of Kupwara are giving new direction to Jammu Kashmir,” he said.
He further said the UT Administration is giving due attention to the border tourism of Kupwara district.
Sinha inaugurated various development projects worth Rs 32 crore including development of sports complex at Bangus; augmentation of Grid Substations Villgam and Arampora; construction of Earth Science Block at Government Degree College Sogam, Kupwara; Three-story frame structure building at GHSS Handwara; construction of Kalaroose Lastiyal Khul at Lolab. The projects also included Water Supply Scheme Kundlan Karanu, Tangdar as part of the Jal Jeevan Mission fortnight celebrations.