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Picturesque Jai Valley in Doda district to witness Snow Skiing event

Last Updated on February 15, 2022 at 7:42 pm

District Administration Doda is going to host Snow Skiing event at picturesque Jai Valley among other sports events under Sansad Khel Spardha- a national initiative to identify the local talent in different sports activities and encourage players to find a place at national and next levels.

 In this regard, District Development Commissioner Vikas Sharma on Tuesday chaired a meeting of stakeholder departments here at Dak Bungalow Bhadarwah to discuss the modalities and arrangements to be put in place in advance for the event.

It was informed that the Sansad Khel Spardha would witness sports events in different disciplines at Panchayat, Block, District, and constituency level as per the directions of Union Minister of State, Dr Jitendra Singh. 

The contours for the event were worked out in a meeting chaired by the MOS and attended by all DDC Chairpersons and DCs, held earlier, the meeting informed. It was also decided to hold winter skiing as an initiative for boosting the winter sports and tourism in mountainous Bhaderwah Valley.

The District Administration, BDA and Youth Services and Sports department pursued the proposal and discussed the plan with other stakeholders, prominently 4RR (Army) Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering, Forest, and police department to seek their collaboration.

 Reviewing the arrangements, the DYSSO informed the DC that around 3300 U-17 players drawn from 237 Panchayats and around 37 municipal wards would participate in different sports activities. He said the event would start with inter panchayat level competitions in kabaddi, wrestling, volleyball, and athletics during which the potential players would be identified for next level competition.