700 players participated in various blocks of Anantnag: Sports Council
Srinagar, Mar 14: Over a half dozen activities under the State’s largest sports carnival for Rural areas were held in different blocks of various districts in Kashmir division today. The various blocks of South Kashmir Anantnag’s district, Pulwama district including Bhijbehara showed a huge response of players participating in various sports discipline competitions.
These activities began at block level under Rural Sports Competition in every block of both the divisions of the state Jammu and Kashmir.
Officials informed that more than 700 players participated in various sports disciplines in various blocks including Bhijbehara of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
The sports disciplines in which competitions are going on in various blocks of the district Anantnag include athletics, Kho Kho, Kabbadi, Volleyball, Wushu, athletics and others.
Talent identification is being done in the process for grooming budding sportspersons to achieve excellence at National and international levels.
Aarif Veeray, class 9th student, an aspiring sportsperson, who hails from block bhijbehara of Anantnag said, “it will provide a platform to the budding sports talent to compete at State level.” He further thanked the Sports Council for providing budding sportspersons like him, a chance to compete and participate in the games at block level.
Secretary Sports Council Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra said aim of the competition is to improve the pool of sportspersons at the grassroots level.
“To identify and hone talent in rural Jammu and Kashmir, various competitions are going on at Block levels,” informed Secretary Sports Council, adding that Government is committed to promote sports activities and develop sports infrastructure in every nook and corner of the State.
Divisional Sports Officer, Nuzhat Ara said, “Khelo India competitions are being conducted not only to promote sports at grassroots level but also to help revive the sports culture in the state.”