|Early Times Report|
Samba, Jan 11: Stressing the need for promoting sports culture among youth, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today said besides good education, promotion of sports is must for overall development of an individual.
The Minister said this at the concluding function of 10-day coaching camp organized by Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council (JKSCC) under "Khelo India Competition" at district Samba.
Highlighting the importance of sports, Zulfkar Ali said the promotion of sports culture helps in an overall development of an individual, and present Government is committed for its promotion in the State. He said that people especially youth instead of wasting their energies on wrongful activities like stone pelting, and drug menace, could use the same for bringing laurels for themselves as well as for the State.
Quoting an example from Punjab, the Minister said that neighboring state of State is losing its youth to drug menace, and to prevent such things from going viral promotion of sports culture is must.
He said J&K Government would continue to ensure various sports related initiatives are taken so that the youth here instead of resorting to drug menace would spend their time in various sports activities.
FCS & CA G S Chib, Joint Controller, Jammu, Legal Metrology Department, V S Sambyal, Chief Sports Officer, J&K SSC Abdul Qayoom, In Charge, Sports Authority of India (SAI) Virender Sharma, Sat Pal Sharma, and other sports personalities were present in the function.