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Wular Sports Festival: Mega Youth Event of North Kashmir Concludes

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Srinagar, July 01: Army, J&K Water Sports Association and the District Civil Administration joined hands together to successfully conclude Wular Sports Festival, 2019-20.

The finals of the Mega Event on 01 Jul 2019 saw great sporting spirit with over 1400 locals, including women and children cheering for their respective teams. Watlab Sector Commander along with other dignitaries, such as Mr Usman Majid, SSPs Bandipora and Sopore and ADC Bandipora, were present to encourage the participants.

The three-day mega sports festival was aimed at creating environmental and sports awareness amongst the locals residing on the banks of Wular Lake and to make people realise the tourism potential of the vast natural gift called “Wular”. The sports festival saw 37 villages actively participating in Kistie Races as well as in ‘Jashn-e-Wular’ Run.

Continuing with events on the final day, finals of Five and Three Men Kistie races were conducted along with cultural events by Army Goodwill School, Bandipora and melodious performances by local troupe, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Kashmir.

Wholehearted participation of people, especially the youth, in Wular Sports Festival exemplify the sentiment of public for peace and prosperity in the Valley. The standard of competition and enthusiasm generated has set a benchmark for others to follow.

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