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J&K Sports Council celebrates National Sports Day

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National Sports Day Celebrations

SRINAGAR: The J&K Sports Council organized a series of exhilarating sports activities during the past week to commemorate the celebration of National which began on the 22nd of this month. 

The eventful week culminated with the celebration of National Sports Day to pay a glowing tribute to the hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. The colourful functions were held at TRC Football Turf Srinagar and other district centres.

The Director of Planning, YSS, and Higher Education; Ashu Gupta presided over the function as chief guest while Dr. Zaffar Iqbal Chief Accounts Officer and Muzaffar Hussain Wani Divisional Sports Officer were the guests of honour on the occasion.

While addressing the gathering chief guest said that the union territory has taken giant leaps in the creation of sports-related infrastructure and the efforts of the government will be of no avail unless it is not properly utilized, so it is imperative on the part of our youth to take up sports as not only means of recreation but the means to stay away from the social evils and as a good career option. She also said that people associated with the department have played a pivotal role in taking sports to the nook and corner of the union territory.

While paying glowing tributes to the legend, Ashu Gupta reiterated that the government would leave no stone unturned to take sports to the apex of the sports map of the country and all necessary steps will be taken to achieve the goal.  She also highlighted the role of sports in the upliftment of the youth and its associated benefits to the society and country at large

Referring to the wheelchair Basketball player Insha, the chief guest said that she is a great inspiration and wishes we all could emulate her in the perseverance, grit, and dedication she has shown to follow her dream. 

The Divisional Sports Officer, Muzaffar Husain Wani while addressing the participants said that several events were organized across the Kashmir division and elsewhere in Jammu to pay glowing tribute to the legend and the “wizard” of Indian Hockey, Major Dhyan Chand who lives in the heart of every sportsperson of the country.

Wani also said that we all must take a pledge to promote sports that inculcate discipline, ethics, and values in the young generation and shall help J&K achieve greater heights.

Many players were present on the occasion to receive their appreciation certificates from the chief guest for bringing laurels to the union territory of J&K.

Meanwhile, a Yogasana sports championship was held at Sheri Kashmir Indoor Sports Complex, Srinagar for sub-junior, junior and senior categories. The Toiba Nazir and Bilal Ahmed Dar were declared the best Yogasana athletes in their respective female and male categories.

The National Sports Day functions in other district centres were in progress when the report was being filed.

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