Mufti asks A S Club management to focus on sports, recreational activities to become self-sustaining

Chairs AGM, calls for optimal utilization of facilities

Jammu and Kashmir News

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 17: Urging upon members to revive recreational activities and infuse new life into the historic Amar Singh Club, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today called for optimal utilization of facilities so that it is able to generate its own resources.

He said to function on a self-sustaining basis, Amar Singh Club will have to devise a strategy to explore possibilities of creating more recreational and sporting facilities for the members. “It has an ideal location and used to be a lively club in the past. But now, the activities have somewhat diminished,” he said, while chairing the Annual General Meeting of the Amar Singh Club, here this afternoon.

On this occasion, the Secretary of the Club presented his report in which he briefed the Chief Minister about the restoration of infrastructure, which was damaged in the September 2014 floods. He said to improve the financial position of the Club, new members were admitted which generated revenue of Rs. 60.50 lakh. “Besides, 15 new members also offered voluntary donation of Rs. 7.45 lakh,” he added.

The Secretary informed the Chief Minister that the Managing Committee has identified a number of revenue-earning facilities for which a ‘concept plan’ has been prepared to improve resource base of the club to tide over the financial constraints. “The members have been requested to present their valuable suggestions so that plan is executed,” he stated.

Earlier, the Chief Minister also distributed trophies amongst winners of billiards and squash tournaments which were organized by the club. The winners included Adil Shamas, M.S. Sethi, Naushad Jan and Wasif Shafi.

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