24th State Thang-Ta Championship concludes
SRINAGAR: Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Technical Education, Information Technology, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, said that sports events like Thang-Ta create awareness among younger generation about the importance of healthy lifestyle, besides developing self-defense skills.
The minister was speaking at an award distribution function of 24th State Thang-Ta Championship organized by Jammu and Kashmir ThaNg-Ta Association in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council at Shere-I-Kashmir Indoor Sports Complex. Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council, Waheed-ur-Rehman Para was also present on the occasion.
The 5-day Championship started on December 2 in which 1233 players from across the state participated in the event.
Lauding the efforts of Jammu and Kashmir Thang-Ta Association for organizing the events, the minister said such activities is helpful in exploiting the talent, besides creating awareness about the significance wellbeing and healthy life.
Ansari said the Government has taken various innovative initiatives to develop a quality sports infrastructure to provided better platform to the sportsperson to sharpen their skills, besides establishing mini stadiums at district level across the state under PMDP. Ansari announced that Jammu and Kashmir Thang-Ta Sports Academy for the state which will be made functional from March 2018.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council, Waheed-ur-Rehman Para said that overhauling sports sector of Jammu and Kashmir needs lot of commitment from the government. “Sports department produces champions and they need patronage,” he said. “Government is highly committed toward their welfare and we are doing our best to overhaul the overall sports scenario of the State,” he added.
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