Reyaz Rashid

Run for “Peace and Development” held in Baramulla

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Sports activities essential for physical, mental well-being: DC B’la

Baramulla, Sept 22: As part of ‘Khelo India Khelo’ sports initiative, district administration Baramulla in collaboration with Youth Services and Sports Baramulla organized “Sports for Peace and Development” marathon event which marked the enthusiastic participation of students of various educational institutions of the district on Saturday.

The marathon, flagged off by the District Development Commissioner Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash was organized from Delina to Showket Ali Stadium Baramulla, a 5 km run under different categories for maximum participation of the students.

In boy’s category, Pavneet Singh bagged first position, whereas Mandpreet Singh and Sameer Ahmad bagged 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.

In girl’s category, Lailat-un-Nisa and Furkeena Farooq bagged first and 2nd positions respectively, whereas Safoora Bashir was declared the 3rd position holder of the event. All the position holders were awarded for their felicitation.

Speaking at the event, District Development Commissioner Baramulla, who was also the chief guest on the occasion complimented the participants for being the part of the event and said that sports has a pivotal role for the peace and development of a society. He stressed for active participation of students in extra co-curricular activities besides terming such events essential for mental and physical well being.

Introducing the theme of the event, Dr Naqash said that district administration in collaboration with the sports authorities has initiated various talent hunt programmes which acted as platforms and proved very beneficial in channelizing the potential of the youth.

Various district and sectoral officers from different departments were present on the occasion.

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