Rajouri: District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan on Friday inaugurated the 3-day UT level inter district Kabaddi tournament for U 19 year boys here at Mini Sports Stadium Rajouri.
The tournament has been organised by the Department of Youth Services and Sports department Rajouri.
Additional SP, Liyaqat Chowdhary; Chief Education Officer, Gulzar Hussain; District Youth Services and Sports Officer, Mohd Yousif Lone; Zonal Education Officer, Mohammad Rashid and staff members of the Youth Services and Sports Department, were present on the occasion.
The District Youth Services and Sports Officer informed that as many as 204 players from seventeen districts of the Union Territory are participating in the 3 –day event, which will culminate on 31st of January 2021.
A number of issues were brought into the notice of DDC which included repair and renovation of the sports stadium and illegal encroachment of the land of the department behind the stadium etc.
The DDC, in his inaugural address, appreciated the Youth Services and Sports Department for organizing such a grand tournament in the district. He said that sports play a crucial role in shaping the overall personality of the youth.
He said that success and defeat are the two aspects of the sports activities but the spirit of sportsmanship teaches many things in life and it has been observed that the sports persons are much disciplined and can handle different situations of life in an efficient and systematic manner.
He reiterated that District Administration is committed to provide the required platform for harnessing the talent of the youths.
Regarding the issue of the illegal encroachment of the land of the department, the DDC said that he will take up the matter with the concerned authorities and the issue shall be resolved at the earliest.
He also said that necessary steps would be taken to repair, renovate and beautify the sports stadium.