National Sports Day celebrated

Students holding trophies while celebrating National Sports Day at Udhampur on Wednesday.
Students holding trophies while celebrating National Sports Day at Udhampur on Wednesday.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, Aug 29: To commemorate the birth anniversary of legendary hockey player, Major Dhyan Chand, which is being observed as National Sports Day, District Information Center Udhampur in collaboration with Department of Youth Services and Sports organized a debating contest on the topic “Are Sports & Games equally important as Studies” at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Garhi, about 10km from district Headquarters Udhampur here today.
Incharge Chief Education Officer, Udhampur, Ved Parkash Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion.
As many as, 12 participants of the host school participated in the debate and expressed views on the topic.
Subhana Kousar of 11th class was declared best speaker while as Amita Rao of 11th class and Jyoti Sharma of 11th class secured second and third positions respectively while Shakeena Khatoon of 11th class and Paryatan Kapoor of 10th class were given consolation prizes in the contest.
Chief Education Officer, District Youth Services and Sports Officer, Sukhdev Singh and Principal of the host school, Sandhra Malhotra also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the contribution of legendry hockey player, Major Dhyan Chand. They said that that National Sports Day is being celebrated to mark Dhyan Chand’s birth anniversary. Every sportsperson must be inspired by Dhyan Chand who expertised in hockey as sports, they added.
The Chief Guest distributed prizes among the winning students
Among others, District Information Officer, Dr Jagdish Mehra, Zonal Physical Education Officer, Udhampur, Ms Champa, Heads of different educational institutions, Lectures, teachers and students present on the occasion.


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