Various initiatives afoot to promote sports culture: Itoo

DC G N Itoo interacting with players at Baramulla. — Excelsior/Aabid Nabi
DC G N Itoo interacting with players at Baramulla. — Excelsior/Aabid Nabi

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

BARAMULLA, Sept 20: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo today said that various initiatives are being taken to promote sports culture among enthusiastic and aspiring youth of JK UT.
DC made these remarks during the final cricket match of ‘Singhpora Premier League’ at Singhpora Baramulla where he was invited as the chief guest. The tournament was organized by District Administration and Sports Department in collaboration with local organizers and about 16 teams participated in the league. final match was played between Dardpora 11 and Sherdil 11.
DC said that various sports activities are being organized to resume sports culture that were halted due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
DC also said that sports has a positive and constructive role in our social and psychological development adding that such events enables our youth to divert their attention towards positive pursuits. He said that there is a need to provide appropriate platforms so that the potential of our youth is channelized in a better way
Meanwhile, DC distributed the awards among the winners and best performing players. DC also emphasized that youth empowerment has been our priority and informed that, in the upcoming ‘Back to Village- Phase 3’ special focus shall be given towards redressel of issues and grievances which our youth are largely facing.