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Provincial Level Table Tennis Tourney Gets Underway at Shopian

Provincial Level Table Tennis Tourney Gets Underway at Shopian

The Department of Youth Services & Sports J&K on Monday inaugurated the Provincial Level Inter-District competitions of TABLE TENNIS for U-17 and U-19 age group Boys at Bismillah Hotel Shirmal here.

All the 10 districts of Kashmir Division are participating in the tournament.

The inaugural function was attended by the Additional Deputy Commissioner Shopian Yar Ali Khan, District Youth Services & Sports Officer Shopian Noor Ul Haq and the Activity Incharge DYSSO Shopian Riyaz Ahmad Wachkoo.

The function started with the inaugural speech of ADC Shopian. He appreciated the Department of Youth Services and Sports for taking interest in bringing sports talent of the youth to next level by organising high class sports events across J&K and even in the remotest areas of the UT. He asked the youth to get involved in the sports as this is the best way to remain away from the bad habits especially drug abuse. “Sports are a crucial part of a student’s growth and development. They help in the development of mental health and physical fitness of the body. Through participation in sports and games, a student gains various skills, experience and confidence that are helpful for developing their personality.” he added.

Later-on the competitions were declared open by the senior officers present on this occasion.