Srinagar, August 27: Participants from different educational institutions in the valley won different awards at a 3-day mega sporting event that ended on Friday.
The event was organized by the Shugul Sports Committee and co-supported by the IDPS of Delhi International Public School. A one of a kind event, it started on August 24 and ended here on Friday.
Welcoming the guests, Showkat Chowdhary, President of IDPS, said that sports skills among the participants have been wonderful and need to be honed and promoted by providing adequate modern infrastructure and added that the role of NGOs can also be determining in the organization of such events so that more and more talented young people are identified and encouraged to devote time to sport and to excel in life.
“The expression of confidence and smiles on their faces and the enthusiasm among these young participants at events or competitions gave a satisfaction that could not be explained in words,” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Athar Amir Khan, SMC Commissioner said that “the full participation of young people, especially girls, in sporting events illustrates the feeling of young people for peace and prosperity in their way of life. The level of competition and excitement generated by these events set a benchmark for others to follow. “
“We must advise our children to adopt a healthy lifestyle and to stay away from the threat of drug addiction,” Amir added.
The event included a total of 10 to 14 athletics disciplines and the participation of over 100 young people, including an unprecedented participation of girls. Many schools in the valley also lined up their teams in the games, which made the competition very difficult. The winners were then given various prizes in a raffle which included a cycle, juicer, rice cookers, induction and other gifts.
“These types of tournaments have to take place because they would give experience to all the kids. They will represent Kashmir in different tournaments. During the lockdown we were at home, but now we have to get back to the action,” said Qazi Salman. DD News Director,
Surinder Ambardar Ex MLC Bjp asked the participants to take an active part in sport as it helps in the development of the personality in addition to improving the decision-making ability of the individual.
The SMC Commissioner and CEO of Smart City and the Director of Qazi Salman DD News were the guests of honor on the occasion.
The event was attended by Surinder Ambardar (Ex MLC BJP), GM Sofi (General Secretary BJP Baramulla) and Sumaira Shah (Corporator and District Vice President BJP).