Rural Women Cultural, Sports Meet held

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 12: The Rural Women Cultural and Sports Meet organised by Viraj Kala Kendra was held at Youth Hostel, Nagrota here today.

First Lady, Usha Vohra was the chief guest on the occasion who lauded the efforts of Viraj Kala Kendra for the socio-economic upliftment of the rural women, educational advancement of the children of slum areas and promotion of arts.

She further said there was no dearth of talent among the women and children of rural areas which needed to be channelised in right direction.

First Lady stressed on the importance of the right to education of all children, particularly the education of girl child saying that it was the key to progress and empowerment.

On behalf of Governor, Usha Vohra presented a cheque of ` 50000 to the management of Viraj Kala Kendra in providing education to the children from the less advantaged families.

She also gave away prizes to the participants of cultural programme and winners of sports events.

Raj Bharti, president, Viraj Kala Kendra, in her address presented a detailed report on the activities and functioning of the Kendra.

Dr Madhu Khullar, Director Health Services, Jammu, Dr Indu Koul Khoda, chairperson, Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association and members of Viraj Kala Kendra were also present.

Sushma Sharma presented the vote of thanks. The meet was sponsored by the Department of Youth Services and Sports.