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Sports has been an important pillar of the nation-building process: LG Sinha

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Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the Kashmiri Pandit Premier League (KPPL) Cricket Tournament at KC Sports Club Jammu, today.

On the occasion, the LG congratulated the Lalitaditya Sports, Education and Health Organization on its initiative to empower youth through sports.

According to an official press release, he extended his felicitations and best wishes to the men and women players from across the country and abroad participating in the tournament.

“Sports has been an important pillar of the nation-building process. It gives us an opportunity to renew our commitment to the ideals of ancient culture and nurture the values for new generations,” the LG t said.

He said tournaments like KPPL also provide a great platform to the youth to showcase their skills and hone qualities like discipline, determination and teamwork. He assured the necessary support from the administration for the expansion of the Kashmiri Pandit Premier League.

The LG also reiterated the commitment of the UT administration to extend handholding and financial assistance to the youth of Kashmiri Pandit community, displaced persons of POJK and West Pakistan Refugees.

Anil Bhat, president, Lalitaditya Sports, Education and Health Organization informed that a total of 21 teams of men, women and juniors are participating in the tournament.

Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; Dr Arvind Karwani, Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants) J&K; former senior officials of UT and Police Administrations, prominent citizens, sportspersons and members of Lalitaditya Sports, Education and Health Organization were present.

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