To divert attention of stone throwers towards sports, state government has proposed to establish a play ground in every village and locality in Kashmir Valley. It has also plan to improve the part of TRC ground for football players to boost their talent.
“Sports is an activity which is dearer to youth. We (Government) will establish a playground in every village and in city. Sports will keep them engaged so that they would not resort to stone pelting,” said the Minister of Youth Services and Sports, Taj Mohiddin.
He said that every middle and high school would have its ground for various sports activities, adding, “We’ll arrange and mange funds for this purpose.”
Speaking about sports talent in the state, Taj said, “Our youth are blessed with talent. The only need is to provide those opportunities and infrastructure to youth to bring out their potential qualities.”
“We’re going to improve a part of TRC ground for football playing. We’ve best sports person in this game and the new ground would be qualitative in a nature for this game. But the remaining part of ground will remain for the rest of sports activities,” informed Taj.
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