Srinagar, August 22: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has underscored the need for physical fitness alongwith mental alertness for leading a healthy life. She said her Government is laying focus on the development of sports and physical activity in the State.
The Chief Minister said this while attending a morning walk campaign-Run for Health here early morning today. The morning walk campaign has been launched by the J&K State Sports Council in which students from various schools, young boys and girls besides people from all walks of life participated.
The Chief Minister said sports and physical activities are as much important for students as the studies itself. She hoped the campaign would be carried forward and every week students from different schools would participate in it.
Mehbooba Mufti, who is the Chairperson of the State Sports Council, said her Government has flagged sports development as a top priority and the budgetary support for the same has been enhanced considerably. She said so far 200 coaches have been made available to youth of the State to train them in various sports disciplines. Besides, critical infrastructure in terms of playing fields, indoor stadia, equipment etc. is also being made available to youth across the State, she added.
MLA, Wachi, Aijaz Ahmad Mir; Secretary, J&K State Sports Council, Waheed ur Rehman Parra; Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed and other officers were also present on the occasion.
2015 Kashmir Despatch