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Union Minister Sonowal inaugurates “Big Bash Tournament Cup” at Baramulla

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Baramulla: Union Minister of AYUSH and Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, on Thursday inaugurated “Big Bash Tournament Cup” at Showkat Ali Stadium Baramulla.

The tournament is being organised by Baramulla Cricket Forum in collaboration with District Administration.

On the occasion, the Minister applauded the young and energetic players for their enthusiastic participation. He termed sports as a viable platform for channelizing potential of dynamic youth besides keeping them away from wrong pursuits like drug addiction, anti-social activities etc.

While emphasizing upon the youth to come forward, the Minister said that several novel measures are being taken as part of the youth engagement programme which aims to empower them and direct them towards productive pursuits.

He appreciated the efforts of local administration for organising such sports events and assured every support on the part of Union Government.

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