Dehradun 03 July, 2018-A meeting presided by Uttarakhand Sports and Youth Welfare minister Arvind Pandey to discuss successfully organising the “Khel Mahkumbh 2018” was held at secretariat on Tuesday. The officials from Education, Sports and Youth welfare departments were present on the occasion. He directed the officials to provide better environment for the block, district and state level sports competitions and ensure the participation of the sportspersons from the remote areas of the state. He said that the selection of the state level sportspersons should be done before the assigned dates of the national sports events. He said that the offcials should coordinate with the School Games Federation of India and Youth welfare department and complete the registration and selection process on time. He directed the officials to conduct the sports event at Nyay Panchayat, Block and district level as per the calendar and publicize the event as much as possible. He said that the open competition should be held in various categories and then the sports persons should be selected and registered. He directed to double the sum of cash award to the sports persons and enquired about the progress of 7500 sports persons registered last year. He said that football was the popular sports of the state and directed to conduct a grand football event and ensure the adequate food and stay of the sportspersons involved in such event. He also discussed the honorarium for the block level organisers on the occasion.
He also discussed the ways to provide attractive prizes for the talented sports persons so that more are attracted towards sports. Secretary Sports and Youth Welfare Dr. Bhupendra Kaur Aulakh, additional Secretary sports Atar Singh, Joint Director Sports Prashant Arya, Principal Maharana Pratap Sports College Rajesh Mamgai, Junior secretary sport Dipti Singh, joint director of Youth welfare Ajay Agrawal, deputy Director Shakti Singh, assistant director Jairaj, School Games Federation C. K. Nautiyal and others were present on the occasion.