Srinagar: Water sports activities, which was an alien concept for the Kashmiri youth just a few years in the past, has develop into the main sport for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir at the moment. This new exercise is now offering jobs to the gamers who had exceptionally carried out in water sports activities. “The Jammu and Kashmir authorities has chosen 80 water sports activities gamers for various authorities jobs in varied departments underneath SRO-349,” a J&Ok official stated.
Because of the PM bundle for water sports activities which has boosted the services for these sports activities in Jammu Kashmir and supplied world-class centres and tools to the youths and youngsters of Jammu Kashmir and at the moment Jammu Kashmir is main within the nation within the water sports activities class.
Bilquis Mir, who’s the primary ladies’s water sports activities coach within the nation, and a global kayaking participant is presently the Water sports activities director of Jammu Kashmir.
Mir stated, “In 1985 Kayaking and Canoeing was began in 4 states of India and J&Ok was instrumental in growing these sports activities because of being blessed with pure water sources, however the erstwhile state was missing in infrastructure, and it was just a few years in the past that this sport was taken on precedence and at the moment it is paying again.”
“Immediately Jammu Kashmir UT is main in India within the water sports activities class “In previous 4 years water sports activities has emerged and flourished quickly in Jammu Kashmir and the gamers have received greater than 100 medals which embrace virtually 50% illustration of ladies,” and now round 80 gamers underneath this sports activities class are chosen for presidency jobs,” stated Mir water sports activities director of Jammu Kashmir.
“J&Ok has enormous potential in water sports activities and the area is blessed with plenty of water our bodies that can be utilized to facilitate water sports activities. “Just lately Fist ever Rowing Nationwide stage championship was organised right here by which round 23 states of India participated, and the tools supplied to them was of world’s finest tools which brings Jammu Kashmir on the nationwide map,” an official stated
The gamers are getting international-level coaching and tools. Director Bilquis recalling the previous stated “After I began I needed to wrestle so much, I had no function mannequin at the moment and it was fairly tough for me to realize all this in a male dominant society however ai caught to the mantra “the place there’s a will there’s a method” and at the moment I can really feel the change my wrestle has introduced as many women are taking this sport.
Within the coming time, national-level water sports activities camps and championships shall be organised right here by which high gamers from everywhere in the nation shall be seen enjoying this sport on the wild waters of Kashmir and Jammu.
“Kashmir might be the subsequent vacation spot for Nationwide and Worldwide water sports activities occasions and for future, the dream is to make J&Ok hub of the water sports activities within the nation, and take the scholars to Asian video games and Olympics, she stated.
To encourage water sports activities within the Jammu area as properly, an identical Water Sports activities Centre is arising at Ranjit-Sagar lake, Basoli.
Wular and Manasbal lakes are additionally in focus for the long run growth of water sports activities within the Kashmir area.
Authorities is of thought that water sports activities ought to be the state sport, As Jammu Kashmir is having finest water sources throughout the globe and are very good to play this sport.
(By Syed Shadaab Ali)