Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday informed that the Centre has sanctioned Rs. 200 crore to various districts of Jammu and Kashmir for the development of sports infrastructure.
Goel's comments came after Jammu and Kashmir's sports minister Imran Raza Ansari met him to discuss the development of sports activities in the Valley.
"Jammu and Kashmir Sports minister Imran Raza Ansari today met our officials to discuss the development of games in the state. The meeting was very fruitful," Goel told the reporters.
"He came with the mindset of development of games in the region- which include construction of stadiums. The Centre has already sanctioned Rs. 200 crore to various districts and states for construction of stadiums. We are making sure that the work is done quickly," he added.
The Sports Minister further insisted that they are making tremendous efforts to make sure that the youth of the strife-torn valley do not go astray.
"Currently, the youngsters of Jammu and Kashmir have not lost their way. We have been making sure that they do not get attracted towards destructive activities," Goel said.
Goel further reiterated that the youth of the Valley have potential to excel in the arena of sports and, therefore, they are trying their level best to provide them with all the necessary facilities.
"The youth of Jammu and Kashmir has tremendous potential to excel in the arena of sports and work for nation building and we will try our best to ensure development of sports in the region," Goel said.