Srinagar, September 11: Today, Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta urged the employees of the Sports and Culture Department to give everyone the chance to participate in sports or other cultural events in order to encourage their creative energies and enhance their quality of life.
During the meeting to review the progress achieved in preparing to roll out LG’s Sports and Cultural Rolling Trophies for the workers of J&K, he made these comments.
Along with other relevant executives from these Departments, the meeting was attended by the Principal Secretary, Finance, Commissioner Secretary, GAD, Secretaries, Tourism & Culture, Youth Services & Sports, and Director, YS&S.
Dr. Mehta underlined the need of involving the whole population in such creative pursuits in order to offer everyone the chance to develop and refine their own talents. Everyone should have a happy and healthy life, he said, and sports, art, and culture are certain methods to deliver both of these lifestyle improvements at once.
He advised them to get as many people involved in sports and the arts as they could. He requested that opportunities be provided for both sexes starting at the Panchayat level by immersing them in the activities of their choosing, such as traditional art and sports. He suggested that they hold contests for the local populace in food preparation, wicker work, paper mache, woodwork, ceramics, Bandpather, tug-of-war, wrestling, and other appropriate pastimes.
He claimed that sports engagement in the UT was at a minimum before to 2019 since the activities were only permitted in a few metropolitan areas. He said that as a result of proper attention being paid to building the necessary facilities and hosting sporting events in each hamlet, the number has now surpassed 65 lakh in the UT.
According to the Chief Secretary, if cultural activities are given the same encouragement starting at the Panchayat level, the time would soon come when their involvement will increase in a same manner. He urged them to think beyond the box when it came to involving others. He said that by using these activities to focus the energy of young people, they may be kept from falling victim to drug addiction and contribute to the development of “Nasha Mukt” J&K.