Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Sports Complex to come up with Sports calendar for 2018-19

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Sports Complex will soon come up with a “Sports  calendar for 2018-19”. This was discussed in the 5th meeting of the governing council of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Sports Complex, Katra, held recently which took a number of important decisions for nurturing sporting talent and arranging mega sports events in the area. The draft calendar of the activities of the Sports Complex for 2018-19.  The sports activities set to be organised in the next few months include state-level competitions in archery, volleyball, basketball, shooting and wushu.India sportsperson from different field is proud to be an Indian

Dr Ashok Bhan, member of the board and chairman of the governing council of the Sports Complex, chaired the meeting. Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to the Governor and the chief executive officer of the board, and Anshul Garg, additional CEO, and a number of prominent sports-persons were present on the occasion.

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The council approved to organise a national-level marathon at Katra, besides conducting summer and winter coaching camps in identified sports and games. The meeting emphasised the need for working out detailed modalities for organising these events, which would be reviewed at the next meeting of the council.

For strengthening sports infrastructure in various educational institutions of the remote areas in the vicinity of the shrine, the council approved a proposal for providing sports material and equipment amounting to Rs 5 lakh to some schools.

The meeting also deliberated on a scholarship scheme for providing financial support to some talented players of the area having a potential to make a mark in varied sports disciplines in national and international-level championships.

The scheme was approved by the council and recommended to be placed before the chairman of the board for final approval.Dr Bhan said Governor NN Vohra, chairman of the board, had said that more youngsters from rural and remote areas should to be associated with sports activities being undertaken by the board.

Financial support for talented players  

The meeting also deliberated on a scholarship scheme for providing financial support to some talented players of the area having a potential to make a mark in varied sports disciplines in national and international-level championships. The scheme was approved by the council and recommended to be placed before the chairman of the board for final approval