Ensure proper selection trials for National Games: J&K Secy Sports

Ensure proper selection trials for National Games: J&K Secy Sports

Jammu: Reviewing the preparedness and participation of Jammu and Kashmir contingents in the 36th National Games to be held in Gujarat starting by the end of this month, Secretary, Youth Services and Sports, Sarmad Hafeez on Saturday directed all the sports associations to ensure proper selection trials in transparent manner.
Addressing the representatives of sports associations of different games here in a meeting, Hafeez said: “The meeting has been called to crosscheck our preparations and take note of all possible steps need to be taken to mitigate the concerns of teams and athletes before the prestigious event.”
He directed the representatives of the associations to ensure proper selection trials before the departure of contingents to the prestigious event in a transparent manner and assured that the Sports Council would provide best facilities to athletes under norms to boost their morale and achieve desired results.
Hafeez apprised the representatives that the Lieutenant Governor is keen to see J&K athletes in action in the “36th National Games” and that he has specifically stressed enhancing the participation of J&K athletes in future events.
Representatives from the associations, while presenting a brief report on their respective teams as well as athletes, informed that coaching and training camps in the various disciplines are currently being held in both Jammu and Srinagar as well as outside the Union Territory.
They said that the progress of each athlete is being closely monitored by the coaches and specialists before participation in the national event.
The representatives also assured that each association is duty bound to ensure smooth deployment of athletes to the event and expressed hope that the Jammu and Kashmir contingent will not only put up a decent show but will bag medals and bring laurels to the Union Territory.
He assured that all possible help will be extended to the athletes so that they focus on their performances in the event.
Meanwhile Secretary, J&K Sports Council, Nuzhat Gul apprised that funds for conducting special coaching camps and departure of team J&K to the venue have already been released and the same shall reach stakeholders through direct benefit transfer mode to ensure transparency.
She said: “Proper ceremonial dress, customized tracksuits along with other gear and equipment shall be provided to the athletes and officials for participation in the national games.”
Members of J&K Sports Council, Joint Secretary, Divisional Sports Officers besides members of various sports associations attended the meeting.
UNI

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