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KATRA: Olympic silver medallist, wrestler Sushil Kumar, on Thursday said, “Besides being a good player one is supposed to be a good sportsman and human being first.”
Sushil, a recipient of Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratan Award, was interacting with the campers of Summer Camp being organised by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) at Shrine Board’s Sports Complex, here.
While presiding over the interaction session of summer coaching camp and orientation course of Physical Education Teachers of Jammu, Reasi and Udhampur Districts, Sushil Kumar, who is also President School Games Federation of India, advised players to keep the target high, be innovative, never compete under any pressure, be a sincere and obedient student forever. He further advised them for proper prioritisation of goals and analysis performance from time to time, energise their targets with mission and spirit for the games they have chosen.
Appreciating the facilities being provided by Shrine Board, Sushil said that he was impressed to see the composition of the summer camp and ecstatically designed infrastructural facilities which are to some but European type.
Dr. Arvind Karwani, Dy. Chief Executive Officer said that Shrine Board is contemplating various steps to encourage healthy participation and desirable performance of the players at various level. On the request of Ashok Kumar, Director Sports SMVDSB, Sushil Kumar assured that he would love if Shrine Board hosts national level events in collaboration with School Games Federation of India as lot of facilities to host such events are sufficiently available here.
Earlier Director Sports SMVDSB, while welcoming Sushil Kumar and all distinguished guests, presented a detailed report of sports activities and measurers being taken by the Shrine Board towards mass healthy participation and quality performance.
Ajit Lal Dogra, coaches, trainers and large number of sportspersons were present.
Sushil Kumar was also presented a memento and Bhaint by Dr. Karwani, Dy. CEO and Ashok Kumar Director Sports SMVDSB.
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