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LGs Rolling Trophy Enters Final Phase

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Inter-District Divisional Level Matches Played at Various Venus

Srinagar: The Government of Jammu & Kashmir under LGs Rolling Trophy is achieving a great feat in providing an impressive platform to thousands of UT based boys in Cricket asmore than 40 thousand youth have participated in the tournament at various levels across UT under the sports extravaganza, a press release issued here by Directorate of YSS J&K said. The mega sports tournament was inaugurated by the Chief Secretary of J&K in the month of September this year, the press release added.

According to the press release, after completing the trails at zonal level and the inter zonal district level the well skilled and the talented cricketers were representing their native districts in the top level inter district tournament.

The final leg of the tournament was inaugurated on Friday at twin South Kashmir districts. Syed Aijaz ACR Pulwama was chief guest at the inaugural ceremony at Sports Stadium Pulwama, the press release said adding that DYSSO Pulwama Noor ul Haq, DYSSO Budgam Gurmukh Singh and many other senior officials of the Department were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion Syed said that it really is an honour for the District to host Inter-District matches of LGs Rolling Trophy. He lavished praise on LG administration for taking such unique initiatives in channelling energies of the youth through sports. The tournament is being held at sports stadium Pulwama and open field Lelhara in the District. Ganderbal V/s Baramulla and Bandipora V/S shopian matches were played at sports stadium Pulwama and Sports Field Lelhara respectively.

At another south Kashmir district, Sub-District Magistrate Bhijbehra Abdul Rashid & International Cricketer Parvaiz Rasool witnessed the inaugural match of the final phase of tournament at Sports Stadium Bijbehara. District Youth Services & Sports Officer (DYSSO) Anantnag Mushtaq Ahmed Pampori, (DYSSO) Kulgam Ghulam Hassan Lone and other senior officials of the Department were also present on the occasion.

Giving further detail, the press release said that at Anantnag the scheduled matches are being played at 02 venues viz HSS Bhijbehra & Sports Stadium Mattan. While expressing his happiness on the grand success of the first phase of the LGs Rolling Trophy,   Sub-District Magistrate congratulated the Department of Youth Services & Sports for organizing such tournaments as it helps the society as a whole to keep youth away from bad habits.

“Sport participation can play an important and positive role in the health and development of children and youth. One area that has recently been receiving greater attention is the role that sport participation might play in preventing drug and alcohol use among youth.” He added. Proud son of the soil Parvaiz Rasool also boosted the morale of the players by delivering a motivational speech on the occasion. Simultaneously at Sports Stadium Mattan the inaugural ceremony was attended by Block Development Council Chairman Abdul Rashid.

The Inaugural match was played between District Pulwama & Srinagar at Bijbehara while District Kulgam & Kupwara locked horns at Sports Stadium Mattan. All the matches were in progress when this press release was filed by the Media & Publicity Wing of The Directorate Of Youth Services & Sports J&K.

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