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YSS to Host 3 School Nationals     

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Srinagar, July 09: “The Department of Youth Services and Sports is all set to host Three School Nationals in major games this year”, this was stated by Director General of the Department Youth Services and Sports Dr. Saleem ur Rehman here.

While providing details about these important events DG YSS said that, in the Annual meeting of School Games Federation of India (SGF). J&K was assigned/ allotted the organization/ hosting of Volleyball for U/19 Boys, Kho-Kho for U/19 Boys and Sqay Martial Arts for U/14, U/17, U/19 Girls.

DG YSS also said that 25 Teams, each of Volleyball and Kho-Kho are expected to participate in the Mega Sports Tournaments and Sqay Martial Arts contingents from 20 different States are also expected to take part in the School National of Sqay Martial Art.

“JK Youth have been doing exceptionally well in Sqay Martial  arts, at National And International Levels so we are really excited about hosting National Level Championship in this sport. We all know that Sqay is one of the ancient martial art forms from Kashmir and is named after the Persian word for 'Knowledge of war.' This swiftness of the martial art is similar to Kalaripayattu, a martial art form from Kerala. It is a great feeling to encourage participation of players from all the states and Union Territories of country in such important sporting events,” Dr Saleem ur Rehman added.

While providing details about the scheduled dates for the organization of these Nationals, another official from Activity Section of the Directorate of Youth Services and Sports said that National in Volleyball will be conducted in the 1st week of October at Srinagar. Simultaneously, National in Kho-Kho and Sqay Martial Arts shall be organized at Jammu in the 1st week of December and the Last week of December 2019 respectively.

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