In the foundation ceremony of a Multipurpose Sports Complex at Heeranagar of Jammu division on Sunday, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju laid foundation addressed the participants to the ceremony through video conferencing, and remarked that the Complex is being set up in the memory of the Late Arun Jaitley – Arun Jaitley Memorial Sports Complex – “will not be only one of the best in Jammu and Kashmir but in the entire country.”
“We owe to give a chance to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said, adding, “our government under the leadership of Narendra Modi is giving much impetus to the sports activities and are reaching every district and block in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Hailing the Sports Council – Youth Services and Sports – as one of the active sports council in the country, Mr. Rijiju said that “Anywhere in the country where we have setup sports councils, the most active of them is that of Jammu and Kashmir.”
“All the department employees have been working hard,” he said, adding, “sensing this dedication we announced the first of its kind Winter Games to be organised there.”
“We started youth games ‘Khelo India’ then ‘Khelo India University Games’ and for the first time started ‘Khelo India Winter Games’ in the country,” Mr. Rijiju said.
“When we started ‘Khelo India Winter Games’ in Gulmarg, the success rate of it was overwhelming and the overall impact of these games which was seen in the locals was great,” he added. (GNS)