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Secretary Sports Council declares open Softball/Baseball5 championship 2023-24

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Sports best medium to eradicate drug menace from society: Nuzhat Gul

Jammu: “Sports and games are the best medium to eradicate drug menace from the society and help youth not to derail from the mainstream.” This was stated by Secretary J&K Sports Council, Nuzhat Gul, while declaring open Softball/Baseball5 Championship 2023-24 at Football Ground, GGM Science College here today.

The event witnessed a huge participation of athletes from 14 districts of J&K Union Territory.

While Secretary J&K Sports Council graced the grand Opening Ceremony as the Chief Guest, Baljinder Pal Singh, Divisional Sports Officer Jammu was the Guest of Honour while as Vikas Mangotra were also present as the Special Guest while a galaxy of reputed sports personalities, district unit heads, sports promoters, sports lovers and International Softball athletes were also present in the opening Ceremony.

The 3-days Championship is being organized by J&K Softball Association with the support of the apex body for promotion of games and sports in Jammu & Kashmir namely Jammu & Kashmir Sports Council.

The Chief Guest, Nuzhat Gul while speaking on the occasion highlighted the tremendous steps taken by the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council and J&K Softball Association for development & promotion of Softball in particular and other recognized Sports in general as Softball is a recognised and regular event in the Olympic Games and Asian Games.

She said that from a few years Softball sport is gaining momentum and achieving great heights in Jammu & Kashmir, besides making inroads in every nook and corner of the Union Territory.

She further said the involvement of youth in sports and games helps them not to fall prey to drugs and other social evils, otherwise, the drug menace is spreading alarmingly nowadays.

Terming sportspersons as the messengers of peace and harmony, Nuzhat lauded the efforts of the organisers for uplifting sports & games in Jammu & Kashmir.

Over 400 athletes from 14 districts of UT J&K are participating in Sub-Junior (Boys & Girls), Junior (Boys & Girls) and Senior (Men & Women) categories.

“The 3-day Championship, which is being sponsored by J&K Sports Council, will conclude on March 30, 2034. Tremendous support for the successful conduct of the Championship by the Divisional Sports Officer Jammu, S. Baljinder Pal Singh and Manager Football Ground GGM Science College Jammu, Vikas Mangotra and the team of technical officials from Sports Council, is worth appreciation. 14 matches in both the sections were played till now in Sub- Junior, Junior and Senior categories in both sections,” said General Secretary of J&K Softball Association.

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