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Volleyball C’ship held in Srinagar after 25 years

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Measures underway to create better sports infra in JK: Sarmad Hafeez

SRINAGAR OCTOBER 25: Secretary, Youth Service and Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez today said that various initiatives are underway to promote sports culture in the State and to provide a platform to the youth here to showcase their talent.

The Secretary was addressing here at an award distribution ceremony of State Volleyball Championship, which was organized by Youth Service & Sports Council under the aegis of Volleyball Association of J&K (VAJK) at Polo Ground.

The event witnessed enthusiastic participation of 17 boys and 14 girls team from three regions of the State.

During the award function, the organizers informed the Commissioner Secretary that the State Volleyball Championship was held in Srinagar after 25 years.

Congratulating the organizers for holding such an event, the Secretary impressed upon the concerned for organizing more such events in future, saying that such type of events go long way in further promoting sports culture in the State.

Stressing for organizing talent hunt programs, Hafeez said that the department of YSS is keen to hold national event and coaching camps to produce quality players from every nook and corner of the state.

He assured that the State will witness more sports event in near future as sports council is associating with various sports associations of the country.

In the finals of the Championship, Baramulla Boys defeated Jammu boys, while in girls category Jammu Girls won the final match against Udhampur girls to lift the State Volleyball Trophy.

Secy YSS praises Baramulla youth for making it to national Volleyball team

SRINAGAR OCTOBER 25: Secretary, Youth Service and Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez, today hailed praise on Baramulla Volleyball player for getting selected in the national volleyball team.

The Secretary praised the player at the award ceremony of State Volleyball Championship held here at Polo Ground.

The Championship was organized by Youth Service & Sports Council under the aegis of Volleyball Association of J&K (VAJK).

Congratulating the Baramulla Volleyball player Shabir Ahmed Baramulla for making a place in Indian Volleyball Camp, the Secretary Sarmand Hafeez hoped that more youngsters will participate in the sports at various levels and make a mark for themselves.

He encouraged the youth to actively participate in various sports competitions and hoped that some of the players will find places in the State and National teams in the future as well.

The Secretary expressed happiness to see boys and girls giving their best to the game and said that the closely contested finals will serve as an inspiration to budding volleyball players of the state.

Referring to the presence of a huge audience of sports lovers in the ground, the Secretary said that the presence of a good number of spectators depicts societal involvement in the sports.

District Baramulla Boys and Jammu girls teams lifted State Volleyball Championship in boys and girls categories respectively.

In the end, Hafeez presented winners and runners-up trophies among the players, besides giving away outstanding performance in the game awards to other players.

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