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R-Day: Modern sports infra developed for bright future of young athletes: J&K LG

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Jammu: Stating that our youth are scripting new success stories in the field of sports, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said that modern sports infrastructure is developed for the bright future of young athletes.

“Apart from excellence in innovation, our youth are scripting new success stories in the field of sports,” Sinha said addressing the gathering on the auspicious occasion of the 75th Republic Day at Maulana Azad Stadium here.

He said, “para-archer Sheetal Devi and Rakesh Kumar have changed the history of the game with their perseverance and dedication.”

“Their stories have inspired an entire generation to conquer new heights. Last year, more than 65 lakh young people had the opportunity to participate in various sports disciplines,” he added.

He said that modern sports infrastructure has been developed for the bright future of young athletes.

The Lieutenant Governor said, “four National-level events were organised under the Khelo India Scheme, in which 122 teams from across the country participated.”

“After three decades, international tournaments have started, and Jammu has positioned itself as a premier sports destination in the country,” he said.

“A sports village equipped with all facilities is being developed in Nagrota. All 60 stadiums in the Union territory have been made ready with all amenities and resources for night matches,” he added.

So far, Sinha said that 93 Khelo India Centers have been established in all 20 districts.

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