Jammu to have full-fledged 18-hole Golf Course soon: Omar
JAMMU, FEBRUARY 16: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Sunday said that Jammu will soon have a full-fledged 18-hole golf course at Sidhra as the existing nine-hole one is being upgraded and expanded on fast track.
Speaking at the concluding function of Greater Kashmir Golf Tournament here this evening, the Chief Minister said that Golf is gaining popularity in the state and Jammu and Kashmir is emerging as a big attraction for golfers of the country and outside. He said Golf courses at Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Jammu and the coming up one at Leh are unique golf locations in the world providing golfers the opportunity of playing in different climatic and geographical conditions.
Omar said his government is paying focussed attention on promoting potential of the state for sports and adventure tourism. He said young talent in the state in different sports are being provided opportunities and avenues to excel and make name in the sports arena at national and international levels.
Omar Abdullah praised Greater Kashmir group of newspapers and its chairman Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo for organising series of golf tournaments in the state to encourage the sports and rope in golfers from all across the country and outside to participate in these events. He expressed hope that the Greater Kashmir Group of Newspapers will continue to contribute in this field in the future and help upgrade and strengthen the efforts being made to make J&K a world class golfers resort.
Minister for Forests, Mian Altaf Ahmad and the legislator and Provincial President National Conference, Jammu, Devender Singh Rana were present on the occasion.