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‘MY YOUTH MY PRIDE’: 23rd District Sqay Championship commences in Ganderbal

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JAMMU: The 23rd District Sqay Championship commenced in Ganderbal today in which more than 150 participants comprising boys and girls are participating.

Around 250 students from different clubs and schools participated in this championship being organized by District SQAY Association Ganderbal under the aegis of J&K SQAY Association in collaboration with J&K Sports Council.

District Commissioner Ganderbal Shayambir Singh presided over the function as chief guest. While speaking on the occasion, the chief guest appreciated the measures taken by J&K Sports Council to overhaul the sports structure in the union territory. “The administration is here to support our budding players,” he added.

Among others, BDC Chairperson Ganderbal, youth influencer Sayim Mustafa, District SQAY president Nisar Ahmad Khan, Chairman Voice for Peace, Farooq Ganderbali, and Senior Citizens attended the function.

Meanwhile, the 32nd District Poonch Table Tennis Championship which was declared open yesterday continued on day two. The event is being organised by the district unit under the aegis of the J&K Table Tennis Association in collaboration with the J&K Sports Council.

A chess championship organised under J&K Sports Council’s special initiative My Youth My Pride concluded in the Indoor Complex of M.A Stadium here today.

Anand Swaroop emerged as the winner in the 2-day open Blitz Chess Championship, while 2nd place went to Viraj Singh Jamwal and Anshyan Gupta secured 3rd place.

The event was held under the overall supervision of Divisional Sports Officer Jammu Ashok Singh Jamwal and S.P Singh, Senior coach at M.A Stadium Jammu. J&K Chess Association had coordinated with Sports Council for the event. Arvindu Sharma and Ashutosh Jamwal conducted all the matches.

J&K sports council is organising sports events in various disciplines at MA stadium under its special sports initiative My youth My Pride.

In the meantime, a football tournament for teenage footballers also commenced in Jammu today. The U-17 Jammu Gold Cup Football tournament is being played in G.G.M. Science College Football Ground The event is organised by Young Hero Club in association with J&K Sports Council.

A number of delegations and NGOs approached the J&K Sports Council office for tying up with the My Youth My Pride programme so as to enable the reach of the event to every nook and corner of J&K. The proposals are under active consideration and action shall follow soon, said Shiekh Riyaz Ahmad, Administrative Officer J&K Sports Council.

A couple of night cricket matches, both in the Jammu and Kashmir divisions, were about to commence. In Jammu, the historic MA Stadium was hosting the event while in the Kashmir division Ganderbal’s Kamaria Stadium was lit by floodlights when reports last came in. Teams in both venues were warming up for the match.


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