*Represents India in Commonwealth Games
JAMMU, Apr 16: Hailing from the mountainous Doda district and son of a farmer, Jammu shooter Chain Singh has appealed to the J&K Government to promote sports in a big way so as to channelize the energy of youth in positive direction.
“There are many youth, who want to be the part of sports in J&K but the State Government is not making efforts to make available required facilities to them”, he said in an exclusive interview to EXCELSIOR from Australia after representing India in the Commonwealth Wealth 2018.
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“It is proudest moment for me to represent India in the Commonwealth Games”, he said and credited this moment to his family members and his lovers across the country.
He urged the J&K Government to frame ‘Sports Policy’ like other States in India so that more and more youth get chance to exhibit their talent in State, national and international events.
Subedar in Army, Chain Singh won the hearts of crores of Indians especially his lovers at his native village Chainser in Gandoh area of district Doda, by representing India and securing fourth and fifth ranks in the Commonwealth Games 2018.
Chain Singh had earlier participated in various National and International Level Shooting Competitions and won medals.
Feeling proud of his son, Man Singh, father of Chain Singh while talking to EXCELSIOR said that despite being from a very far flung area of district Doda, facing problems in the absence of basic facilities, Chain Singh made his best in the game of shooting at national and international levels.
Alleging that State Government has taken for granted his son’s caliber and potential, he said that the Government never recognized his son’s game and his keenness in shooting.
“If any sports person from Kashmir had won medals for the J&K, he or she might have been given due attention by the Government. But in the case of my son, J&K Government has failed to recognize his calibre”, he alleged.
He appealed to the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to recognize the game of Chain Singh in Jammu and Kashmir and promote it so that the youth power can be channelized in a proper way.
Chain Singh started his education from Government High School, Inharrah and after completing class 10th with good percentage, joined Government Higher Secondary School, Kalothran, Gandoh. In the year 2007, Chain Singh attended Army rally and got enrolled when he was appearing in the final exams of Class XII. He was appointed as ‘Sepoy’ in JAKLI Regiment in March 2007 and went to Srinagar for training.