Secretary, Youth Service and Sports (YSS) J&K, Sarmad Hafeez  Saturday  said government is committed to provide platform to budding sports talents across Jammu and Kashmir.

Hafeez said this while  inaugurating the first training camp in Golf for the year 2022, attended by Balbir Singh DYSOO Srinagar , Senior officials of YSS and Tourism Kashmir Department, budding golfers and sports personalities at Kashmir Golf Course.

 Hafeez said that golf is considered by people to be an elite game but the UT administration is trying to make it available to the common people especially to the children studying in Government schools.

“It is a matter of great pride that one of the oldest golf clubs with rich history,  will be now available for students,” Secretary said, adding that the students from government schools will experience them along with the nuances of the discipline during the coming 15 days of training. 

The first batch of the student golfers have started their 15 days of training and other batches shall follow after the completion of the course being currently run.

“The administration is working diligently in creating a flourishing sports culture and providing right platforms to budding sports talents and will provide all possible assistance and necessary infrastructure to develop the potential of young sports talents of the UT,” Secretary added.

Hafeez informed that the eminent coaches are imparting training to students and such courses will be organised for other students also. Besides girls, boys would also receive this training in coming days.

Speaking on the occasion, Director SKICC, Javid Bakshi stated that the talent of the sports cannot be limited.

“It always comes out in one form or the other and just needs an opportunity. With proper resources and right training, we can produce golf champions in Jammu and Kashmir too,” he said.

The Department of Youth Services and Sports is organising these training courses with the help of J&K Tourism Department. A total of 50 girl students are selected are being imparted training from different Government schools of Srinagar district in this course.

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