Srinagar: LG Manoj Sinha today founded one of the oldest golf clubs in the country with a rich history. A similar golf academy with training facilities on a national level will soon open in Jammu. J&K strives to be the golf capital of the country.
We made golf accessible to the common man. It is no longer the game of the elite. The dream of an inclusive society comes true in J&K.
The Golf Academy was opened to school children and government golf lovers, the first batch to be trained for 15 days.
The J&K government is working on a multi-pronged strategy of continuously developing sports infrastructure, organizing sporting events across the UT, placing the best coaches, constant monitoring and making full use of the resources available to improve the sports ecosystem in the area.
More than 17 lakh children will take part in various sports disciplines this year. 750 young talents receive top-class training in football, 1.5 Lakhe players are expected in 3405 games in 11 tournaments.
J&K is a powerhouse for talented athletes, the UT administration is working hard to create a thriving sports culture and to offer prospective athletes the right platforms. In J&K alone, at least 17 national sporting events will take place this year.
All 4290 panchayats have been linked to at least 2-3 sporting activities, playgrounds have been created for them, and alternative arrangements are being made where there is no panchayat land.
During the time of the Corona restrictions, the Sports Council set up virtual training for 26,000 young people in various sports. The energy of sport gives us the strength to connect and take creative action, tweeted the LG J&K office