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YSS grants scholarships to student players of National School Games

02:35 AM Mar 16, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
yss grants scholarships to student players of national school games
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Srinagar Mar 15: The Directorate of Youth Services and Sports (YSS), Jammu and Kashmir, proudly announces the grant of Annual Sports Scholarships to commendable students and players who showcased remarkable talent and dedication at the 66th and 67th National School Games (NSG) during the financial years 2022-23 and 2023-24, respectively.

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A statement said that the decision, stemming from the Scholarship Committee's meeting on January 30, 2024, reflects the Government's unwavering support for youth development and sports excellence in the region.

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66th NSG (2022-23): A total amount of Rs 5,47,500/- has been sanctioned, benefiting 294 students/players, including medallists, who represented the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir at the national level. The scholarships were disbursed across various districts, with Jammu Division receiving Rs 3,94,000/- and the Kashmir Division receiving Rs 1,53,500/-.

67th NSG (2023-24): A total amount of Rs. 28,23,500 has been sanctioned, benefiting 1307 students/players, including medallists, who represented the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir at the national level. The scholarships were disbursed across various districts, with Jammu Division receiving Rs. 15,88,250/- and Kashmir Division receiving Rs 12,35,750/-.

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The combined total scholarships disbursed for the 66th and 67th NSG amount to Rs. 33,71,500.

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Recognising the pivotal role of District Youth Services & Sports Officers, the Directorate authorizes the release of funds through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode, ensuring seamless and transparent disbursement to the deserving beneficiaries.

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This initiative underscores the Government of Jammu and Kashmir's commitment to nurturing sporting talent and fostering a culture of sportsmanship among the youth. The Directorate of Youth Services and Sports extends its heartfelt congratulations to all the scholarship recipients and wishes them continued success in their sporting endeavours, the statement said.

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