Tuesday, March 28
Sports to be developed as way of life for fit Ladakh: Ravinder Kumar

Sports to be developed as way of life for fit Ladakh: Ravinder Kumar


Secretary Ravinder Kumar holds a meeting with the sports fraternity
Leh: Since the formation of the UT of Ladakh, the Youth Services and Sports Department, Ladakh has undertaken various initiatives for the promotion of sports in Ladakh, including the development of sports infrastructure, distribution of sports equipments, facilitating sports events, nationally as well as internationally, stated Secretary Youth Services and Sports Department Ravinder Kumar during a meeting he chaired for discussing a proposal for engaging a Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) for the development of Sports in Ladakh.

Eminent Sports personalities from Leh and Kargil and representatives of various sports associations attended the brainstorming session held in the presence of Joint Director YS&SD Moses Kunzang.

Founder of Ladakh Marathon, Chewang Motup stated that Ladakhis are inbuilt with the two main components of a sportsperson – stamina and endurance and stressed that the need of the hour is to develop a long-term strategy for the bright future of sports in Ladakh.

Sports to be developed as way of life for fit Ladakh: Ravinder Kumar

He also highlighted the need to identify trained coaches from within Ladakh and also identify people keen to be trained as coaches.

Further, Motup also suggested that efforts must be made for scouting talent from every corner of Ladakh and provide them with the required atmosphere to grow as potential sportspersons. Motup stated that efforts put in now will reap results over the next 10 years.

Taekwondoin Zaheer Abbas stressed on the need to develop a sports council for the overall management of sports and its allied sectors,while Marathon runner Tsering Stobgais spoke of streamlining a financial assistance system for supporting sportspersons and the provision of sports quota in government organizations.

He also opined that promoting a positive sports culture through a regulatory body is also pertinent to spread a positive sports environment for young sports enthusiasts.

Promoting sports at the school level and utilizing existing sports facilities, in and off-season were stressed by Ice hockey player Zai-u-ddin.

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