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My Youth My Pride: Tug of war pulls crowds in Reasi, Jammu

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Jammu:  An Athletics meet was today organized in Sports Stadium Kathua under the aegis of My Youth My Pride imitative.

More than 85 athletes were part of the event during which competitions in the 100m, 200m, and 400m races were held. The meet also included a shot-put competition for U14, U18, senior women, and men categories.

Dr. Shashi Sukhdev Singh, a former handball player, and a national medalist was the chief guest on the occasion, while Vijay Kotwal was the guest of honor. Both the guests shared their experiences and motivated the athletes to work hard towards the realization of their dreams whether in sports, academics, or any other field.

A horde of spectators was also present on the occasion throughout the event.

Meanwhile, Subash Stadium Udhampur came alive with Kabaddi matches organized under the banner of the My Youth My Pride initiative of the Sports Council.

Sixty players drawn into different teams competed with each other. Dr. Vinod Kumar, SSP Udhampur, presided over the function as the chief guest, while Mohammad Rafiq Ahmed, ACR was the guest of honor on the occasion.

The event was supervised by Naveen Sharma, Manager Subash Stadium Udhampur along with Vikas Dogra Judo Coach, Ricky, and Kumar Football coach.

Meanwhile, a Gatka event was also organized in Subash Stadium Udhampur. Around 60 players along with 10 officials were part of the event.  Rajinder Digra, District Information Officer Udhampur presided over the function as chief guest while S. Nardeep Singh Gurudwara Prabandkh Committee Udhampur was the guest of honour. S. Ravinder Singh, General Secretary Gatka Association was also present.

Avtar Singh and Jaswinder Singh officiated the bouts.

Likewise, Kabaddi and Kho Kho matches were organized in the Mini Stadium of the border district Rajouri. Players comprising boys and girls from different clubs of the district participated in the event.

A large number of spectators also witnessed the matches.

Sunil Singh Sambyal, DYSSO Rajouri, along with Chief Education Officer Rajouri were the special guests on the occasion.

Both the guests had a brief interaction with the participants and shared some motivational tips with the participants.

In the district, Reasi, Tug of War competition for U17 and U19 categories attracted a lot of crowds. More than seven hundred spectators were present at the venue to root for their teams.

Dr. Sushma Mawa, Principal of Government Higher Secondary School Reasi was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr. Mawa applauded the Sports Council for reaching out to athletes under the My Youth, My Pride flagship programme.

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