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Govt creating world class infra, introduces new policies to make J&K power house of sports: Manoj Sinha

Post by on Monday, January 24, 2022

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Jammu, Jan 23:  Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that the government is taking various initiatives to create world-class infrastructure and introduced new policies to make J&K the power house of sports.
He said this during his interaction with J&K’s alpine skier, Arif Mohammed Khan, who has qualified for Winter Olympics in Beijing and had called on the LG at the Raj Bhavan, here on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, the LG said, “The Youth of J&K are immensely talented and deserve more opportunities and exposure to display their talents. We are committed to extending all possible support to the local sportspersons who strive hard to make J&K and the nation proud.
“The J&K Government is taking ground-breaking initiatives for creating world-class infrastructure, implementing new policies to make J&K the Power House of sports, the Lt Governor said.
Skier Arif Khan who hails from a small village of Goiwara in Hajibal, Tangmarg in Kashmir valley has achieved the unique distinction of being India's sole representative at the Beijing Winter Olympics. He is also the first athlete from the country to win direct quota spots in two different Winter Olympics events.
The Lt Governor congratulated Arif for achieving a rare feat and extended his best wishes to the Winter Olympics qualifier.
“Entire nation is inspired by Arif’s dedication and sportsmanship. I urge everyone to support him. Wish him good luck and pray for his victory. Let’s bring home the gold,” the Lt Governor said.
The Lt Governor commended the Winter Olympics qualifier for setting an incredible example for youth and budding sportspersons of the UT.
Arif Khan has represented the country four times in the World Championships in skiing and had earlier participated in both the editions of Khelo India Winter Games held in Gulmarg.
The skier was accompanied by his mentor Zulfiqar Ahmed khan.

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