G-20 Summit: Promotion of sports talent in full pace across J&K: Director YSS

 Srinagar May 19 (KNS): The Department of Youth Services and Sports J&K has initiated a mega programme of Youth engagement in all the 20 districts of the Union Territory. In addition to the routine Departmental activities being carried out as per the Yearly YS&S calendar of activities, efforts are underway to organise sports activities in different games for senior citizens and specially abled youth. Moreover the Department is continuously organising sports activities with great enthusiasm in connection with G-20 Summit, generating information about the importance, relevance and benefits of the important event.

Under this initiative events, held on Friday in different sports zones of North Kashmir districts showcased the sportsman spirit and talent of young players from various schools.Under the ongoing competitions, both Inter School Zonal Level and Inter Zonal District Level activities were organized, encompassing a range of disciplines. Boys and girls actively participated in events such as Yoga, Rope/Skipping, Carrom, and a thrilling Cross Country run. The competitions took place at different zonal headquarters, providing a platform for young players to display their skills and sportsmanship.

Director Youth Services and Sports J&K Subash C Chhibber while speaking about the initiatives of the Department for tapping and tracking the best possible sports talent in school children and youth has stated that Promotion of sports talent is in full pace across J&K and our field staff is continuously working with utmost dedication to ensure that no school child is left unattended. He further said that students and non-students are being encouraged to participate in the game and sport of their choices which is helping us many folds to improve the participation of young people in games. “The Youth Services & Sports Department J&K, with its wide range of sports activities, not only promotes sportsmanship but also contributes to the overall development of the youth in the region. These events provide young players with a platform to showcase their talents, foster healthy competition, and nurture their passion for sports.” Director further said.

Waseem Raja Joint Director Kashmir of the Department of Youth Services and Sports while providing details about the activities conducted by YSS on Friday has said that it’s heartening to see field employees of the Department working tirelessly to generate information about the forthcoming G-20 Summit in a unique way of organising mega sports activities across J&K.

JD further said the Department organised Inter-School competitions in various disciplines as part of the G20 initiative on Friday. “These events symbolised India's commitment to global cooperation and celebrated the Nation's presidency of the G20 summit. The competitions witnessed impressive participation and enthusiasm, with students showcasing their talents and representing their schools with pride”. he added.

Pertinently Zone Dangerpora conducted an Interschool zonal level Cross Country Run, witnessing the active participation of 161 students. Similarly, Zone Sopore organized an Interschool zonal level yoga competition, with over 100 young athletes showcasing their flexibility and skills.

Furthermore, in Bandipora district, two-day-long District Kho Kho tournament for boys under the age of 19 years concluded. The tournament witnessed intense competition, with District Budgam emerging as the winning team against District Baramulla. The selected players from this tournament will proceed to represent Kashmir division at the Divisional level, showcasing their talent and skills on a larger stage.

 While carrying forward the awareness campaigns related G-20 a series of colourful events were held in Anantanag, Kulgam, Pulwama, Budgam and Shopian with the aim to create the mass awareness about the G20 and india’s presidency.

DYSSO Budgam organised Padyatra at sports Zone soibugh  under the banner of G-20 PRESIDENCY OF INDIA & Azadi  Ka Amrut Mahotsav  at block Soibugh. The Padyatra  was flagged off by HM MS Payeen Soibugh. 60 Boys and 80 Girls participated in this Padyatra. Pertinently DYSSO Budgam organised numerous activities on Friday in different games and sports in connection with the forthcoming important event to create awareness about the scheduled important event of G20 meeting being conducted at Srinagar under India's presidency.

The southern districts witnessed Pad Yatras, games and Nature walk with thousands of school children participating with fervor and enthusiasm. Department of Youth Services & Sports District Anantnag today organized two events in which Zone Srigufwara organized a Running event for both Boys and Girls.  which  started from Sakhras to Middle School Hunmanpora.While YS&S Pulwama organised a unique Nature walk in the lush green forests of C.B.NATH area where 300 students from the zone shadimarg participated and enjoyed the day in the lap of nature.

YSS Shopian also organised a Pad yatra under the G-20  at vihil shopian and a kabddi match was also organised there under the banner of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and similarly YSS Kulgam also  organised a Pad Yatra under the same banner in which hundreds of school students and a good number of staffers from YSS Kulgam also participated.

The participants passed through different routes and streets of these areas highlighting the different benefits our country is aiming to get from G-20 and its presidency.The general public appreciated the efforts of YSS J&K for organising such wonderful events which are definitely going to help the students and the  public to know about the importance of G-20 one earh, one family and one future.[KNS]





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