Sports to give new direction to JK youth: Lt Governor
International cricketer Suresh Raina Friday called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
The celebrity cricketer, on the request of Lt Governor, agreed to set up five schools in Kashmir division and an equal number in Jammu division to train the aspiring cricketers, particularly the youngsters from remote areas of the erstwhile state.
He revealed that talent would be identified and selected from all regions of J&K, trained by professionals and would be equipped to play at the International level.
The Lt Governor appreciated the gesture of the cricketer. He also informed the latter of the government’s resolve of developing sports culture in the UT. ‘With sports and education, we shall give a new direction to the talented youth of J&K’, said the Lt Governor.
Those present in the meeting included Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam; Principal Secretary, School Education & Skill Development, Dr Asgar Samoon; Principal Secretary to Lt Governor, Nitishwar Kumar and Secretary, Youth Services & Sports, Sarmad Hafeez.
Calls on DGP
Had discussion on a series of plans of encouraging local youth in sports
Srinagar, Sep 18: Famous international cricketer Suresh Raina called on the Director-General of Police, J&K, Dilbag Singh at Police Headquarters, and had a discussion about a series of plans of J&K Police for encouraging local youth in honing their sports skills.
At the very outset, the DGP thanked Suresh Raina for visiting PHQ and appreciated the commitment of the star player for volunteering his services in youth engagement programmes in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that the presence of the star cricketer in Jammu and Kashmir will help in connecting with the people particularly the youth, thus channelizing their energy in positive directions.
Raina said that he wants to promote sports amongst the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that he would like to guide talented youngsters or children from various parts including schools', colleges and rural areas of J&K.
SSP Anantnag Sandeep Choudhary and AIG (Welfare & Comm.), PHQ Manoj Kumar Pandith was present during the meeting.
It is pertinent to mention that earlier former Indian Cricketer Suresh Raina in a letter to DGP J&K had written for the promotion of cricket in Jammu and Kashmir by identifying talented youngsters particularly underprivileged kids in the union territory.