DC inaugurates ‘Night Kabaddi’ tournament at Pulwama

Players in action during Night Kabaddi matches in Pulwama.
Players in action during Night Kabaddi matches in Pulwama.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
PULWAMA, July 26: In a first, Youth Services and Sports Department in collaboration with District Administration Pulwama organized an ‘Open Night Kabaddi’ tournament at Pulwama.
The tournament was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Dr. Basharat Qayoom in presence of officials from civil and police administration. The tournament is being organized under the banner of ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat’ and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM).
District Youth Services and Sports Officer, Pulwama, Jagdish Raj Sharma, briefed the chief guest and the other officers about the event to counter the drug menace and to involve youth in various sports activities. He further apprised that it is going to be the first experience for the department to organize such an event and more such events will be organized in the district in coming days.
At the start of the play an oath was also administered to team members, participants and officers present to make a resolve to avoid the usage of any banned substance and to make the district and nation drug-free.
Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Basharat Qayoom said that it was a long pending demand from the common youth to organize late night events in the district and this is just a beginning and District Administration is planning to consider some other games to be played in such fashion. He impressed upon all to keep away from drugs to build a healthy society.
The statements the event has attracted thousands of participants and people from all walks and ages to witness the historical beginning in the night events in the district.