Advisors Kumar, Ganai inaugurate cricket tourney at Anantnag


SRINAGAR: Advisors to Governor, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai Wednesday inaugurated divisional level inter district cricket tournament at Government Higher Secondary School, Bijbehara, Anantnag.
Both the Advisors interacted with the players and asked them to play with true sports sprit. They stressed that extracurricular activities are necessary for all round development of the youth and sports help to build confidence, physical growth and teach team work. They further added that state administration is committed to provide sports infrastructure, equipments and other facilities to the players. Advisor Ganie said that Anantnag has lot of potential in sports field which has to be explored.
On the occasion international cricketer Parvez Rasool was the guest of honour. The students in the categories of under 14, u/17 and u/19 are participating in the week long tournament commencing from today.
He stressed on upgrading sport infrastructure in the district. Four students were felicitated for their outstanding performance in sports and academics.
The tournament is being organised by District Youth Services and Sports department Anantnag. The inaugural match was played between the Mattan and Bandipora teams. Similar matches are being played at sports stadium, Anantnag, Nanil.
The DYSSO informed about the various sports events being carried out in the district and said that three day inter Panchayat level chess and carrom board tournament has been launched in 5 blocks including Achabal, Shangus, Anantnag, Sagam and Bijbehara of Anantnag district on foundation course screening and competition.
District Development Commissioner, Anantnag Khalid Jahangir, Director General Youth Services and Sports, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman, Director School Education Mohammed Younis Malik, JD School Education South, SSP Anantnag, SDM Bijbehara, District Youth Services & Sports Officer and other senior officers were present on the occasion.

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