Enthused by success of YSS Cup-21 Principal Secy e-launches YSS Cup-2022
Ensure involvement of PRIs in sports activities: Alok Kumar
‘’Make oath taking for elimination of drugs mandatory”
JAMMU, Apr 7: Ensure involvement and representation of all Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) in each sports activity and invite DDCs, BDCs, Corporators, Sarpanchs and Panchs to grace the ceremonies of sports events held accross the Union Territory.
Make oath taking ceremony for elimination of drugs mandatory at the inaugural ceremonies of sports events and educate youth about the ill effects of drugs.
This was stated rather directed by the Principal Secretary to Government, Youth Services and Sports Department, Alok Kumar to his subordinate Officers and Officials while e-launching the YSS Cup-2022 in an impressive function at Directorate of Youth Services and Sports, MA Stadium, here today.
The Principal Secretary was accompanied by the Director Youth Services and Sports, Gazanfar Ali; Deputy Director (Jammu), Jitender Mishra; Deputy Director (Planning), Ravi Kumar Sharma; Accounts Officer Directorate, Sunil Kumar Sharma and Section Officers-Ajaz Haji and Shivnandan Singh Mankotia.
Before declaring the YSS Cup-2022 open, Mr Alok Kumar said that the Department got encouraged and enthused by the success of the YSS Cup-2021 and decided to make the event as an annual feature.
The Principal Secretary said that the registration of the players should be equitable and it should be ensured that all the Panchayats get the due representation, adding that the venues selected should preferably in Panchayats.
Alok Kumar further said that there should not be any bar for the teams/players who have participated in YSS Cup-2021 and the registration should be open for all.
“I am sure that the Departmental coaches and other experts must have noted the talented players and they should ensure that these players get proper chance in this Cup also, so that the skill of these players is honed and fine-tuned to receive advanced training in future,” added Principal Secretary.
He said that the dignitaries who grace the inaugural and closing ceremonies of various sports events should always make it a point to deliberate on ill effects of drugs and other social evils and ensure that youth never fall prey to such evils to not to derail from the mainstream.
The Principal Secretary further said that the National Panchayat Day is falling on April 24, so the Department should lead by example to involve more and more Panchayats in sporting activities to ensure that National Panchayat Day is celebrated in a befitting manner.
The Principal Secretary said that choosing venues at various Panchayats for holding the sports activities will serve as a twin purpose of developing playfields and saturating sports equipment at Panchayat level.
Serving strict instructions to the field staff members, the Principal Secretary said rectify the weaknesses of YSS Cup-2021 for good health of YSS Cup-22.
While addressing, Director Youth Services and Sports, Gazanfar Ali extended thanks to the Principal Secretary for gracing the occasion despite his busy schedule in the office.
Mr Gazanfar ensured the Principal Secretary that his directions will be implemented in letter and spirit.
While giving overview of the activities and achievements of the Department, the Director Sports said that the dream of the Principal Secretary has been fulfilled by making YSS Cup an annual feature, adding that YSS Cup was the brain child of the Principal Secretary.
The proceedings of the programme were conducted by I/c Activities at Directorate, Mohammad Yousuf Dar.