Kiren Rijiju Inaugurates Khelo India State Centre Of Excellence For Rowing In Srinagar | Other Sports News


Kiren Rijiju stated that Sports Ministry will begin a Khelo India Women’s soccer league in Srinagar.© AFP

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday inaugurated the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) for rowing on the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council Water Sports Academy. At current, the KISCE will deal with rowing and shall be supplied a first-time grant of Rs 145.16 lakh and an annual recurring grant of Rs 96.17 lakh. This is likely one of the two KISCEs from Jammu and Kashmir, with the Maulana Azad Stadium for fencing in Jammu being the opposite. A consolidated quantity of Rs. 5.08 crore has been permitted for the 2 centres. 

Rijiju had earlier introduced that the Sports Ministry would open a state-of-the-art water sports activities facility right here. All procedures are actually in place and the cash has been allotted. 

“It’s a pleasure to come at the Dal Lake to change the lives of the young sportspersons here. There is a lot of potential and we from the Sports Ministry and J&K Council are doing our best to help the youngsters here,” Rijiju stated. 

“Our Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a lot of plans in mind for Jammu & Kashmir. This will be a great opportunity for our future champions,” the Minister added. 

Rijiju additionally introduced a number of latest competitions within the Valley together with a Khelo India girls’s soccer league. “From this year onwards, we will start a Khelo India Women’s football league here and all kinds of support will be given by the Sports Ministry. 

In October-November, we will organize a marathon competition as well in Pahalgam,” Rijiju added. 


Currently, there are 24 KISCEs throughout 23 states and union territories and every of them focuses on Olympics sports activities. 

Rijiju was joined by Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, Advisor to LG of J&Okay Farooq Khan and Alok Kumar, Secretary, Youth Services, J&Okay for the ceremony on the Nehru Park in Dal Lake.

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