|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Mar 20: A Ten days Coaching Camp cum, competition in Gymnastics was inaugurated today at Indoor Sports Complex, Gymnastic Hall by Secretary, J&K State Sports Council, Jammu in the presence of Dr. Daud Iqbal Baba, Director Physical Education, University of Jammu.
This Ten days coaching camp which will be followed by three days State Level Competition is joined by Gymnastic Players from all over the state. It is pertinent to mentioned here that this state level coaching camp is organized by the J&K State Sports Council after a gap of nearly 18 years in which the campers will be trained under the expert coaching of S.P Singh-International Gymnastic Coach, Kurpali Patel Singh-International Coach and Arjuna Awardee, Manisha Gupta-Gymnastic Coach .
During the camp the refreshment Rs. 50 per head per day will be provided to all the campers and outstationed campers are being provided free boarding and lodging during the camp. The Camp will be organized under the overall supervision of Ravi Singh-Divisional Sports Officer, J&K State Sports Council, Jammu.
During the opening of the camp Dr. Naseem Javaid Chowdhary (KAS) Secretary, J&K State Sports Council also announced that sports council is shortly going to start Gymnastic Academy of coaching center at Jammu and Srinagar to give boost to the young Gymnasts of the State. He also lauded the achievement of Gymnast Bavleen Kour, Palak Brijal and Mitali at National and International level. Dr. Daud Iqbal Baba also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the initiative of Sports Council for organizing this type of Coaching Camp.
The prominent who were present on the occasion were Haji Abdul Qayoom-Chief Sports Officer, Ashok Singh-Manager, M.A Stadium, Satish Gupta-Manager, Indoor Sports Complex, Jammu beside Coaches of Sports Council, Non-Coaching Staff and large numbers of parents were also present.