STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Olympic Association (JKCA) held a meeting to discuss the evolving sports scenario and constitute various committees for Rangil Singh Sports Awards.
The member associations informed the JKOA about the activities held during last sports season and presented a report of the achievements and participations of J&K teams at the National level.
“The special meeting was organised to finalise arrangements for the Rangil Singh Sports Awards. The house was told that 40 such resumes have been received from outstanding sportspersons, coaches and other individuals of different categories of awards. Various committees have been constituted for the smooth and flawless conduct of the Award function,” informed President of the JKOA, Dr Ashutosh Sharma.
A number of other issues also came up for discuss during the meeting including matters related to entry fees during the district and J&K level competitions.
“The members associations have been categorically told not to charge beyond Rs 50 (district) and Rs 100 (J&K UT level) for the domestic competitions. Any member unit of JKOA found charging more entry fee, strict action will be taken. If need arises, such associations could be de-affiliated,” warned Dr Ashutosh.
Earlier, General Secretary of the JKOA), Dushyant Sharma reviewed the performance of the member units (sports associations) and advised them to cover all the districts in their domestic activities with an aim to spread the game to all parts of the Union Territory.
“All the associations should work with utmost coordination to promote sports and achieve the ultimate object of the Olympic movement in the country,” said Dushyant.
He also told the members that the JKOA was in the process of finalising the dates and venue for the Rangil Singh Sports Awards. “Efforts are on to finalise the dignitaries, including the chief guest, for the Award function. The final date for the function would be announced soon,” added the JKOA General Secretary.
In the meantime, the JKOA also felicitated the medal winners in the recently held National Body Building Championship.
The meeting was also joined by former Sports Minister, Yogesh Sawhney. Among the representatives of member units present were Vijay Kumar Magotra (Volleyball), Kuldeep Singh (Shooting), Balbir Singh Jamwal (Badminton), Manmeet Singh (Kho-Kho), Kiran Wattal (Gymnastics), Kuldeep Gupta (Kabaddi), Rajan Sharma (Boxing), Kuljeet Singh (Basketball), Sunil Sharma (Archery), Ravinder Singh (Cycling), Vikas Gupta (Judo), Satwant Singh Gill (Cycling), Tarsem Sharma (Jijutsu), Narinder Mahajan (Handball), Ravinder Singh (Athletics), Ravinder Singh (Tug of War), Vinod Bhatia (Yoga), Dr Taran Singh (Hockey), Jai Bharat (Boxing), Sahil Sharma and Ravi Salgotra (Cycling).