9 blocks, 2800 players in 5 disciplines in Samba under Khelo India
Samba, Feb 14: Largest sports carnival J&K under Khelo India scheme for U-17 boys begins in Samba today. The Block level rural sports competitions under Khelo India started in nine blocks of district Samba today.
With an aim to improve pool of sports persons at grass root level of the rural areas, around 2800 players from nine blocks of the Samba district are participating.
The block level competitions would be held in five sports disciplines which include Kabbadi, Volleyball, Wrestling, boxing and Athletics.
Meanwhile, more than 350 players participated in the competition at M.V. International School, from different villages of Block Vijaypur viz: 11 Teams of Volleyball, 10 Teams of Kabbadi, 43 Players in Wrestling, 60 Players in Athletics, and 35 Players in Boxing.
“To identify and hone talent in rural Jammu and Kashmir, various Competitions are scheduled to be held at Block, District and State level in the coming months and the selected teams will later participate in the National Level Sports Competition Games” Secretary Sports Council Waheed Ur Rehman Parra informed, adding that Government is committed to promote sports activities and develop sports infrastructure in every nook and corner of the State.
He further added that Khelo India competitions are being conducted not only to promote sports at grass-root level but also to help revive the sports culture in the State.
He said it will provide a platform to the budding talents to compete at State level. Talent identification would also be done in the process for grooming them to achieve excellence at National and international levels.
Meanwhile, Sports Council recently launched website for latest updates of sports activities going on in the State Jammu and Kashmir.
The officials of the Sports council said that Sports activities will help to channelize the energy of the youth in positive direction.
K.L. Dogra, Principal M.V. International School inaugurated the competition along-with Mushtaq Ahmed, OSD to Secretary J&K State Sports Council, Rajan Sharma, Divisional Sports Officer, Satish Gupta, Director Competition Block Vijaypur, Inderpal Singh (Member of Committee Block Vijaypur), Vikas Magotra (Member of the Committee block Vijaypur) and other technical officials and supporting staff were also present.