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'Imran Ansari signed MoU with Deakin University'

Sports Council will replicate Australian sports model in JK: Prof Mattoo


Delhi, Jan 24 (KNS): Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo in an MoU signing occasion in Delhi said J&K Sports Council is in process of replicating Australian Sports model to nourish various sports in the State.
An occasion held in Delhi where MoU was signed by Deakin University and J&K State Sports Council with the officials from Deaken University Australia on perspective planning in sports, sports management, sports policy and sports legislation.
Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Molvi Imran Reza Ansari said, " we signed MoU with the Deakin University Australia, which will help the JK Sports in formulating policy of sports, develop and upgradation of sports management and coaching and training of sports personnel and coaches," said Ansari.
He further added that presently sports council has identified 200 villages where communities have been involved for the promotion of different sports. “The aim of this program is to get support and expert advice in preparing a draft of State Sports Policy,” Ansari said.
The MoU was to take Sports arena in the State as an industry so that it will involve people from all communities within the State.
“Our Chief Minister is personally focused to empower the youth in the State of Jammu and Kashmir and sports have already made a remarkable progress in the State as youth are participating in the various sports events,” Prof Mattoo said.
The dignitaries from Deakin University Australia and Australia India Institute hailed and hoped that such collaboration will go a long way in terms of sports management and development in the State Jammu and Kashmir.
Secretary Sports Council, Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra who was also present on the occasion said that Sports Council which is an autonomous body has worked on ground and collected feedback from different communities from rural and urban areas about the promotion of sports as an industry in the state. He said that with the help of Deakin University, Sports Council will come up with a vision Document. (KNS)