In a benevolent attempt to engage the Kashmiri youth in sports activities, Budgam district administration has organised a six-day inter-zonal district level tournament at Budgam stadium. V
Vijay Kumar, advisor to governor NN Vohra inaugurated the event on Thursday.
Speaking on the event, Budgam Deputy Commissioner, Syed Sehrish Asgar, said, "We held competitions between 12 different zones of the Budgaun district. The teams selected will compete at the district level. We further hope that our students go on to play in the state, national and international levels as well. We also facilitated five students who showed immense caliber in Wushu and Martial Arts."
Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad, sports coach said that the event helped the students get exposure while competing with students from different zones. "Moreover, promoting students into sports will help them receive sports quotas in universities, service selection boards or in UPSC," he added.
During the event, the competitions will be held in various sports disciplines like kabaddi, kho-kho, dodge ball, net ball and throw ball. Around 2000 school girls and boys belonging to the age group of 14 to 19 years are expected to take part in the event.
The participants appreciated this step taken by the concerned authorities and said that it would help them indulge in physical activities to stay fit.
"It is important for students to indulge in physical activities to stay fit. The students are very happy by this event and have come from different sub-districts like Beerwah and Khansahib," Snober Majeed, one of the participants said.
Showket Ahmad, another participant requested the government to organise more such events.