Ganderbal, The Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali Khan today flagged off a group of 48 students, boys under age group of 13, 17 and 19 years representing different blocks of the district from Mini Secretariat Ganderbal to participate in provincial level inter-district Cricket tournament being organised by Joint Director Kashmir, Youth Service and Sports in district Anantanag, starting from July 9th to July 15th.
Similarly, a group of 36 students, girls under age group of 13, 17 and 19 years were also flagged off to participate in provincial level inter-district Kho-Kho tournament being played in District Budgam.
While interacting with the participating students, DC urged them to participate in these kinds of sports events to keep them physically and mentally fit and contribute in promoting a healthy society by encouraging others for their participation too.
Speaking on the occasion, Hashmat Ali said that sports activities have a profound and significant impact on the social and mental development of our youth besides urged them to participate with more frequency in such competitions.
Stressing on the need to extend support and encouragement to the sports talent in the district, DC said that such competitions will play a decisive role in encouraging the local talent.