Advisor Khan reviews progress of works under J&K Sports Council

*Stresses on speedy, timely completion of projects

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 15: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today stressed on speedy and timely completion of all the projects of J&K Sports Council (JKSC) to provide sportspersons a dependable infrastructure to realize their potential.
He stated this while chairing a meeting convened to review progress of works under J&K Sports Council at Civil Secretariat, here today.
At the outset, the Secretary JKSC briefed the Chair regarding progress of works under different schemes and achievements of the Council through power point presentation.
The Advisor was apprised that there were total 134 projects under JKIDFC out of which 92 have been completed, seven shall be completed this month while as 35 will be completed in next financial year.
The meeting was also informed about the status of upcoming sports infrastructure like five projects under Khelo India and 31 under PMDP. Out of 31 project, 19 are under Sports Council, 10 under JKPCC and two under NPCC.
The Advisor expressed serious concern over inordinate delays in completion of ongoing projects, especially at Bakshi Stadium.
The Advisor passed explicit directions to the officers for completing all pending projects within stipulated timelines and called for making concerted efforts to involve more and more youth in sports to channelize their energies.
He directed the concerned executing agency to pace up the remaining works at the sports hall, so that the facility would be dedicated to the sports persons at the earliest.
The Advisor said that all the sports stadiums shall be equipped with all modern facilities.
To create sports facilities in Tribal areas, the Advisor said that six multipurpose stadiums have already been approved, out of which four would be constructed in Jammu division and two in Kashmir division.
The Advisor also asked the officers to install solar panels at all the stadiums especially indoor stadiums to redress the issues pertaining to electricity supply.
He also stressed on preserving the aesthetic environs in the stadiums by providing traditional touch to the existing or under renovation buildings.
It was remarked that Sports Council was formed with the aim to promote, develop and encourage competitive sports, athletics and cultural activities in a professional manner in the UT with a reoriented approach vis-à-vis sports, so that local talent in different sports is harnessed and encouraged to participate successfully at National as well as International level.