To promote the sporting culture in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to develop an indoor stadium here at a cost of Rs. 13 crores.
"An indoor stadium is also coming up adjacent to M A Stadium in Jammu winter capital city for which an amount of Rs. 13 crore has been allocated," Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports RS Chib said here.
The Union Government was mulling to include the marks obtained in sport activities in the overall percentage of the student, he said while adding that the state had taken various steps for upgrading sports infrastructure.
Highlighting the importance of sports, the minister said it plays a vital role in shaping the personality of the youth.