CM welcomed by more than 8000 sports persons.
Jammu and Kashmir state sports council on organised a “grand sports event” at Indoor Stadium Srinagar which witnessed massive participation of people, mostly school students from across Kashmir. Accompanied by parents, they were mostly the students who were engaged with one or the other sports activity.
The event titled Faces of Change was organised to felicitate the young sports persons from Kashmir who have shown exemplary performances in various sports events held across the world. They had been specially invited to the event.
The event saw a huge participation of students from many schools of the valley, “It was a grand show,” “Indoor stadium never felt so chocked since it was built.”
Secretary state sports council, Waheed-ur-Rehman Para during his talk said the sole motive of the event was to promote and propagate the culture of sports among the youth and to encourage the budding sports persons.
The event saw a participation of all those sportspersons who are directly or indirectly associated with the state sports council. This was aimed at acknowledging their contribution and to tell them there is hope.
The unrest has inflicted great damage on the psyche of youth. By promoting sports culture among youth, It will help to channelize the potential of budding sportsperson with proper coaching and orientation. We are planning to come up with an indoor sports stadium in every district of the state within next two years.
On the occasion, Karate Champion Hashim Manzoor, who won a gold medal in Asian Karate Championship; Kick boxing Champion Tajamul Islam; Kashmir’s international footballers Ishfaq Ahmad and Mehrajuddin Wadoo and international cricketer Pervez Rasool were felicitated on the occasion.
CM Ms Mehbooba presented them with Rs 50,000 cash while state sports council presented them with RS 50,000 each.
Chief Minister of the state, Ms Mehbooba Mufti expressed delight while handing out trophies and mementos to various sportspersons of the state, “Please come forward if you are interested in sports, we will provide full sport to out budding sportsmen of the state,” she said.