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Directorate of Youth Services & Sports

The Directorate of Youth Services & Sports came into being in the year 1973 and prior to that it was a part of the Education Department. Mr Nazir Ahmed Khan was the first Director General of the Department. The Department has over a period of time brought on Its canvass a wide spectrum of activities like organizing Domestic & National Level Competitions in various games and sports for School Children, conducting Physical Education activities like Mass Physical Display in various schools, promoting adventure sports, engaging school children in extracurricular activities like dance, drama, painting ,quiz and debates, Youth and Cultural Festivals and promoting Scouts & Guides activities across the State and outside. The Department caters to the personality development aspect of school children through Physical Education. The Octvities are being supervised by zonal officers at Zonal Level, District Officers at District Level, Joint Directors at provincial level and Director General at state level. The Department also renders the services in case of any eventuality like Disasters of any kind and in pandemic like corona etc, besides encouraging the youth in various social activities M the State. The Department also runs a College of Physical Education at Ganderbal which was established in 1976 to offer two Courses, viz, oz years B. P. Ed (Bachelor of Physical Education) course and xv year M.P.Ed (Master of Physical Education) course in a regular study mode. Intake capacity for B.P. Ed is 80 & for M.P.Ed zs candidates purely selected on entrance basis & on a varied test batteries of Physical fitness. The college offered only oz C.P.Ed courses, one in 1984 & second M 1989. The Department was reorganized in zoo8 and the posts of Zonal Physical Education Officers, Lecturers and Masters were created. Recently Rehbri-khel Teachers and Grounds-men were also appointed.


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Message of Director-YS & Sports

The Department formulates annual calendar of activities every year in advance. The yearlong information and schedule of activities to be conducted by the department during the year 2020-21 has been devised in consultation with field officers and is enclosed herewith for information of all concerned for its implementation. Department of Youth Services and Sports has the mandate to promote Physical Education and Sports amongst the school going children both boys and girls up-to 12th standard under the age group of 19 years. The Department conducts the sports competitions at School Level, Zonal Level, District Level , Divisional and State Levels almost in 62 sports disciplines across the UT. The Department also organizes sports competitions in various sports disciplines under Centrally sponsored schemes viz. Khelo India. Apart from conducting the domestic level competitions in 62 disciplines, teams are deployed for National Level competitions across the Country. The Department also hosts 3-4 National School Games every year in J&K under the aegis of SGF.....

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