Leh: The Administrative Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Ladakh/Secretary of Youth Services & Sports, UT Ladakh Ravinder Kumar flagged off the First batch of 74 sports teachers for the Sports Administration and Management Course to Sports Authority of India (SAI), Patiala, here at Civil Secretariat Friday.
While interacting with sports teachers, the Secretary emphasized that sports in schools underscores the holistic benefits that sports can bring to students’ physical, mental, and social development, as well as their overall well-being.
Sports can play a vital role in shaping well-rounded individuals and contributing to a positive school environment, he said while interacting with sports teachers.
Ravinder urged teachers to acquire advanced skills for the development of sports infrastructure in Ladakh demonstrating a commitment to enhancing sports opportunities and facilities in the region.
He stated that by learning advanced skills, sports teachers can contribute to the design, construction, and maintenance of modern sports facilities including better-equipped playgrounds, tracks, courts, and sports arenas.
The secretary also highlighted that developing sports infrastructure ensures that students and athletes in Ladakh have access to high-quality facilities. By enhancing sports infrastructure, the region can provide its students and athletes with better opportunities to excel in sports and lead healthier lives.
Improved infrastructure can facilitate talent identification and development programs, and access to advanced equipment and facilities can help identify young athletes with potential, and provide them with the resources they need to excel, he added.
The course will be mandatory for all sports teachers, and the completion of this course will be reflected and their performance in it will be considered when assessing the overall job performance in their annual performance report.
Secretary Ravinder Kumar congratulated and appreciated the first batch of sports teachers not only acknowledging their hard work and dedication but also serving as a positive reinforcement for their continued efforts in nurturing student-athletes and promoting sports within the educational institution. This recognition can have a ripple effect, benefiting both students and the broader community.
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