|Early Times Report|
Katra, May 25: The 6th meeting of the Governing Council of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board's Sports Complex, Katra, was held at the Spiritual Growth Centre.
A number of significant decisions, for scouting the sporting talent and arranging mega sports events in the coming months to promote sports and games in the area, were taken.
Dr. Ashok Bhan, Member Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Sports Complex, chaired the meeting. Simrandeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board; Vivek Verma, Additional CEO; Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra, President, Indian Olympic Association; Ashwani Nachappa, former International Athlete (Arjuna Awardee); Sanjeeva Singh, former International Archer (Arjuna/Dronacharya Awardee); Kuldeep Handoo, eminent Wushu player and National Coach; besides Ashok Kumar, Director Sports, SMVDSB, all of whom are members of the Governing Council, participated in the deliberations.
Ranjit Kalra and Shiv Kumar Sharma attended the meeting as Special Invitees. Hem Kant Prasher, Chief Accounts Officer and Dr. Arvind Karwani, Dy. CEO of the Shrine Board were also present. The Governing Council approved the inclusion of Rakesh Kumar, an ace para archer of the Sports Complex and resident of Katra, in the Shrine Board's Sports Complex Core for providing financial support to him.
The Governing Council also held discussion and viewed the detailed abstract of architectural and structural design for construction of a multipurpose hall with a provision for Indoor Badminton Courts at the Sports Complex.