Provincial level TT competition inaugurated

Players in action during TT Champioinship at Shopian on Monday.
Players in action during TT Champioinship at Shopian on Monday.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Dec 19: The Department of Youth Services & Sports J&K inaugurated the Provincial Level Inter-District competitions of Table Tennis for Under-17 and Under-19 age group boys at Bismillah Hotel Shirmal at Shopian, today.
All 10 districts of the 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 Activity In-charge DYSSO Shopian Riyaz Ahmad Wachkoo.
The function started with the inaugural speech of the chief guest (ADC Shopian). He appreciated the department for taking interest in bringing the sports talent of the youth to the next level by organizing high-class sports events across J&K and even in the remotest areas of UT.
He asked the youth to get involved in sports as this is the best way to remain away from 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 in 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.