Baramulla: In a significant move to nourish the young talent of our youth, DIG North Kashmir, Sulamien Choudhary today inaugurated the Range Level U-19 cricket tournament, here.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Mohammad Aijaz Asad was Guest of Honour in the event.
The event was inaugurated under Jammu and Kashmir Police department’s civic action programme wherein the inaugural match was played between Baramulla and Bandipora cricket teams. About 10 teams are going to participate in the sports event.
After inaugurating the event, DIG stressed upon the Sports enthusiasts to adopt sports field for better career progression. He exhorted upon them to work with more zeal and dedication in this field besides terming sports activities vital for maintaining physical and mental well being.
Moreover, he said that there is a need to provide such platforms so that the potential of our youth is channelized in a better way.
The DC, in his address said that sports have a positive and constructive role in our social and psychological development, adding that such events enable our youth to divert their attention towards positive pursuits.
He said that various initiatives are being taken to develop sports infrastructure so that more and more sports activities are promoted besides he assured of every possible assistance on part of the administration.
Meanwhile, it was informed that best and performing players shall be selected from the tournament to participate in the next higher level.
The tournament witnessed overwhelming participation of young and budding cricket enthusiasts.
Among others, SSP Baramulla besides other senior officers and officials from civil and police administration were present on the occasion.