Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 4: National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana today called upon youth to participate in sports in a big way, saying that these hold promise for talented ones and open up career avenues and opportunities.
Interacting with players and organizers during semis of one of the events, held as part of the team and individual competitions of the 81st Junior and Youth National and Inter State Table Tennis Championships 2019 here this afternoon, the Provincial President enumerated how celebrities in the sports world have made to the top from very humble beginning in urban, semi urban and rural areas.
“There is no reason why today’s beginners will not emerge as champions of tomorrow”, he said, hoping the participants will put up their best in the competitions and leave a mark of their performances. He said sports are not only imperative for mental and physical growth of youngsters but also helpful in career building.
Ajay Sharma, Chairman Jammu & Kashmir Table Tennis Association and Organizing Secretary of the 81st Junior and Youth National and Inter State Table Tennis Championships 2019 welcomed Mr Rana and briefed him about the ongoing event.
Mr Rana appreciated the enthusiasm among participating players and said that over month long competitions will place them in good stead to face the competitive world with vigour and confidence.
Mr Rana complimented organisers for sponsoring the event and hoped that teams participating in the tournament will put in their best in sportsman spirit of the game and inspire youngsters in this field of activity.
The championship is being organised by Jammu and Kashmir Table Tennis Association with the support of Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council. 34 States and Union Territories of the country are being represented by 650 players.
Prominent among those present on the occasion were Arun Sharma, Sidharth Sharma, Samant Singh, Sunil Sharma, Satish Gupta, Ajay Sharma, Rajan Sharma, Narinder Singh, Saleem Banday and Jatinder Gupta.