|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Oct 23: University of Jammu has submitted a Rs 40 crore proposal to the Jammu and Kashmir Government to better outdoor and indoor infrastructure and facilities.
Director, Department of Physical Education, University of Jammu, Dr Daud Iqbal Baba said a proposal has been submitted to the Government and hopefully, a nod will be given in days following which, sports will be nurtured within the campus and sports culture will be developed.
''As per proposals and future plans, indoor halls for badminton, kabaddi, wushu, fencing, wrestling, volleyball will be raised,'' he added and said that besides, a shooting range and a hall for archery will also come up.
A sum of Rs 25 lakh has already been sanctioned to the University under Rashtriya Uchchattar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) (National Higher Education Mission) for constructing sports hostel, which will complete by March 2020, the Director said.
''During Inter-college tournaments, the participating teams from other districts will have the stay facility in the hostel with boarding and lodging,'' said Dr Baba.
In the next two months and in 2020, the University of Jammu will witness plenty of sports activities and hosting competitions including the Inter-University Fencing Championship scheduled for mid of February and Inter-University Grappling Championship, scheduled to be held in the month of March.
''Moreover, we will also be organising Chancellor Cup in the disciplines of football, hockey and cricket in which around 20 universities of Jammu and Kashmir will take part including IIT and IIM,'' he revealed.
The Director said that a high quality synthetic 400-metre athletic track is also coming in the University grounds and on November 18, half marathon in 21.5 kilometres, 10-kilometres and 5-kilometres will also be organised in collaboration with Jammu Athletes Club.
''For the first time, all forms of martial arts like wushu, karate and 'Gatka' are also being promoted during 'Sports Fest' and other competitions because such sports need push and can be given a boost at various levels,'' he said.