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Jammu province deprived of sports facilities: Tarun Uppal
12/5/2018 8:49:31 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Dec 5: "Jammu people are being ignored especially the youth as the future of our nation is in dark due to the negligence of government," said Tarun Uppal, a social activist, while pointing towards negligible sports infrastructure and other development aspects in Jammu region.
Uppal said that the having a state of the art sports infrastructure plays a crucial role in achieving excellence in the global arena of competitions. It not only helps in producing sports persons of international repute, but also encourages the young population of a country to participate in sporting activities with the objective of creating a culture of fitness.
In Jammu & Kashmir, the standard of sports infrastructure is not at a satisfactory level for a number of reasons. The lack of infrastructural facilities is one of the major constraints in the process of development of sports in J&K, he added.
He further said that the youth of Jammu region are facing severe hardships due to the Kashmir centric policies of successive government. The politicians as well as leaders of successive government were most focused about the Valley which leads to the discrimination with the youth of Jammu province in terms of sports as well as educational facilities. All the funds sanctioned from centre are being used only for the development in the Valley.
The discrimination with the youth of Jammu region is clearly seen. The only stadium of Jammu which was constructed in 1962 is in a pathetic condition since years with no standard facilities, Uppal said.
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