UT- level girls chess tourney concludes at Ramban

DC Ramban Mussarat Islam posing for group photograph along with winners at Ramban on Friday.
DC Ramban Mussarat Islam posing for group photograph along with winners at Ramban on Friday.

* Kathua, Pulwama win top positions

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
RAMBAN, Feb 12: Inter-district, UT-level Chess competition for girls of all age groups, organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports, concluded here today.
Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam presided over the valedictory function held at Government Higher Secondary School.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC appreciated the Youth Services and Sports Department for organizing a UT level competition in which students from all the districts including Kashmir valley participated.
Urging the students to take sports as a full-time profession, the DC assured full cooperation to the Sports Department for organizing various sporting event in the district which shall provide them a platform to exhibit their talent.
District Youth Services and Sports Officer, Dharmveer Singh informed that as many as 81 girls from 10 districts of both the Divisions including districts from Kashmir valley participated in the Chess tourney.
In Under-19 year age group, the team from Kathua bagged first position, while Budgam and Kulgam secured second and third spots respectively.
Similarly, in Under-17 category, the girls from Pulwama secured first position while Kathua and Anantnag won the second and third positions respectively.
Kathua bagged first position while Kulgam and Pulwama were the first and second runner-ups in the 14 year group category.
Earlier, students of various schools presented a colourful cultural programme which enthralled the audience.
Later, the DC distributed prizes amongst the winners and participants.