Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council has been conferred with SKOCH State Award of Best Governance for the year 2022.
The awards were announced on Friday in which essential departments from various States and Union Territories were present from all across the country.
Chairman SKOCH Group, Sameer Kochar, honoured Secretary J&K Sports Council, Nuzhat Gul, for bagging Gold category awards in the field of Sports and Youth Services.
The efforts made by JKSC recognised by the jury were mainly on ‘My Youth My Pride’ special activities wherein J&K Sports Council has been able to engage youth in sports especially in tribal, sensitive and rural areas by providing ample opportunities and infrastructural facilities of playing sports.
“Secretary J&K Sports Council, Nuzhat Gul, has made a significant contribution towards the promotion of sports and has been recognised with the SKOCH Award for her services and contributions in the creation, upkeep, and organisation of competitions and high-profile events,” stated Dr. Gursharan, Managing Director, while announcing the awards.
The Secretary Youth Services & Sports, Sarmad Hafiz expressing satisfaction over the achievements of the J&K Sports Council, has congratulated the Secretary JKSC and entire staff for this award and thanked Lieutenant Governor of J&K, Manoj Sinha and Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta for their support to the sports in J&K.
“Gul has received the coveted prize in recognition of her dedication for the cause which has ultimately paid off. Expectations are high because her motivation to promote sports activities is quite evident,” he said.
Nuzhat Gul said that the impetus given by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lieutenant Governor J&K Manoj Sinha to the sports infrastructure, sports person and vision of creating positive sports ecosystem has paid off.
“J&K Government is leaving no stone unturned for engagement of youth in positive direction. Activities like sports community is coming forward in sports programs, anti drug campaigns, Fit India and other programs being organised under Azadi ka Amrut Mahautsav,” she said adding, “We are committed along with Youth Services and Sports Department for achieving the target of 35 lakh youth engagement in sports this financial year.”
“India Governance Forum in its twentieth year, is the oldest Governance Leadership Summit. Its recommendations have had a profound policy impact across the center and state governments. It is one of the few conferences where the focus is on field research-based knowledge-rich arguments that bring felt needs to the discussion table. The SKOCH Organization firmly believe Governance is what is received and not what was the intended delivery and ongoing field research and conversations across thousands of projects in a year give a deep insight into what is working and how it can work even better.
With these awards SKOCH Organization brings together an ecosystem of academic, industry, economists, policy experts, practitioners, and civil society. Carefully constructed panels, well-researched background notes and clearly articulated problem statements to find relevant answers and an agenda moving forward created.
In the area of Governance performance assessment, SKOCH State of Governance is the report that matters the most. It is based entirely on primary research and a time-tested process. Each state gets ranked after an exhaustive study of one year. SKOCH Star of Governance Award is conferred sector-wise for the best performance nationally. Recipients are from Central and State Governments represented at senior most levels” stated by Dr. Gursharan Danjal, the MD of SKOCH Awards.