Sports budget for J&K higher than any biggest state: LG Sinha

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Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha
Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha

SRINAGAR — Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that the sports budget for Jammu and Kashmir is higher than the biggest states of the country and that the infrastructure is being augmented to the highest level.

Talking to the reporters after inaugurating renovated Sher-e-Kashmir Indoor Sports Complex here, Sinha said that the government is keen to provide a platform to the youth here and the biggest example of it is the sports budget for Jammu and Kashmir, which is higher than any biggest state of the country.

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“We hope that the youth will outshine in the events being organized in different states of the country. Several medals have been won by the youth here so far while in Haryana event, J&K has bagged 16th position from the previous 26. We hope next year, we will manage to secure under 10 position in the particular event,” he said as per the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

About the sports complex, he said that last year 15 lakh youth participated in the events here and this year, they expect 35 lakh youth to participate in the events.

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Sinha further said that in every Panchayat, playfields have been constructed and the sports infrastructure is being augmented to the highest level.

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