Kulgam: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat today inaugurated the T-20 open cricket tournament for girls at Sports Stadium here.
The tournament was organized by District Administration in collaboration with Department of Youth Services and Sports, Kulgam in which 08 girl cricket teams are scheduled to participate.
Addressing the gathering, the DC said that sports activities have a significant impact on the social and mental development of youth adding that games inculcate leadership qualities and imbibe spirit of discipline.
He also added that youth engagement in sports activities will also play a significant role in distancing youth from drug addiction which at present has evolved as a big menace.
On the occasion, the DYSSO also highlighted the sports events and activities organised by the department in the district during the last year and said that multifarious sports activities will be organized across the district this year too.
The DC also felicitated U-19 cricket team of Kulgam district who participated and won the UT- Level cricket tournament held at Jammu.
Present on the occasion were ACR, DYSSO and other district Officers besides parents of girls participating in the ongoing cricket tournament.