Army organises Women's Snow Cricket Tournament in Kupwara

Kupwara Feb 16 (KNS): As part of Khelo India initiative, the Indian Army Thursday organised Women’s Snow Cricket tournament in Panzgam village of Kupwara district.

The event as per the Army statement witnessed a total of four teams from Kralpora and Meelyal Block. "It was a first-of-its-kind event in Kupwara, wherein young girls played cricket on a snowy field, demonstrating the community and passion for sports," it said.

It said that the girls engaged enthusiastically in the game with strong passion while public representatives and locals from the area were present to witness the first-ever winter sports tournament for girls in this area. "Such frequent events conducted by the Indian Army in Kupwara have seen widespread participation of local women," it added.

 "Several initiatives by the Army like establishment of skill development centres and organising competitions in schools to promote participation in extracurricular activities and sports are bringing a positive change," the army said, adding that it is committed to play a role in encouraging sports amongst local youth.(KNS).

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