SMVDSB, Recognizing the need for competitive physical activity to promote healthy lifestyle and inculcate a spirit of sportsmanship, fair play and comradeship among the citizens, particularly young boys and girls, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) embarked an ambitious program of setting up a quality sports facility at Katra under its social responsibility scheme
The main objectives of the policy are:-
To promote Games and Sports in and around Katra by encouraging young players and people.
To promote and increase health consciousness through fitness programs and activities among masses.
To channelize energies of young generation towards healthy, constructive and competitive sporting activities.
To promote outstanding talent with specialised coaching and provision of equipment for achieving excellence in the field of sports.
To encourage Employees of SMVDSB and their children to take part in Sports activities.
To strengthen National integration and goodwill among the people of various regions through sports.
To encourage pilgrims of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi to avail the sporting opportunities during their short stay in the holy town.
Achieving the objectives:
The facility will primarily cater to the people living in Katra and its neighbourhood, pilgrims and employees of the SMVDSB and its affiliated units like SMVD University. It will bring together sportsmen from different parts of the state and the country during tournaments organised by the Board, the universities, and by the Sports Authorities of the State and the country. The Board shall be providing sport facilities in phased manner