Series of sports functions held across J&K

Srinagar, August 29: The J&K Sports Council held a series of sporting events across Jammu and Kashmir on Monday to commemorate National Sports Day.

Secretary of the Department of Youth Services and Sports, Sarmad Hafeez presided over the function as the chief guest at TRF Football Turf here.

While addressing an event to commemorate the hockey icon on his birthday celebrated as National Sports Day, Hafeez said, “National Sports Day is celebrated across the country today and various sporting events are organized.

He said that at divisional and panchayat levels, players participate in the sports day celebration events and all sports promoters of the “My Youth My Pride” sports program are congratulated here today. He further added that everyone associated with the event played a pivotal role in bringing the sport to nooks and crannies of the Union territory. The lieutenant governor personally monitors all sports-related activities and tracks all activities, he added.

He said the J&K Sports Council is in the process of recruiting more coaches, trainers, sports medicine experts and sports psychologists for all of its district centers to bring J&K on par with all major sports centers in the country.

While paying glowing tributes to the legend, Hafeez reiterated that the government will leave no stone unturned to bring the sport to the top of the country’s sporting map and that all necessary steps will be taken to achieve this goal.

J&K Sports Council Secretary Nuzhat Gull says several events have been held across the Union Territory to pay tribute to Indian hockey legend and ‘magician’ Major Dhyan Chand, who lives at the heart of every athlete in the country.

She said that on this day, we must all commit to promoting sports that instill discipline, ethics and values ​​in the younger generation and help our country achieve greater heights.

She also highlighted the role of sport in uplifting youth and its associated benefits for society and the country as a whole.

A large number of players from various games were present on the occasion who attended hockey and football games. Besides the guests, many former players and J&K Sports Council officers and officials were also present on the occasion.

On the occasion several sports promoters, including journalists and foreign players were also congratulated.

Sports Council Secretary Nuzhat Gul, Dr. Zafar Iqbal and Harbaksh Sing were guests of honor at the occasion

VC KU distributes prizes, medals

Special sports events and activities were held Monday at the University of Kashmir Main Campus and Anantnag South Campus to celebrate the National Sports Day.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nilofer Khan presided over the farewell ceremony of the interdepartmental badminton tournaments (men/women), organized by the Directorate of Physical Education and Sports (DPES), at the main campus.

The Vice Chancellor, who was accompanied by Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir and VC Special Secretary Dr Tanveer A Shah, encouraged students, especially girls, to actively participate in sports activities at the national level to bring laurels to the institution.

The Director of DPES, Dr. Mussavir Ahmad, gave a brief overview of the National Sports Day and its importance.

Later, the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar distributed prizes and medals to winners and participants. The winning trophies were lifted by DPES (in the men’s tournament) and by the Computer Science Department (in the women’s tournament).

Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor visited the university’s fitness center and physiotherapy block to take stock of the facilities and arrangements.

Meanwhile, South Campus held a program as part of the Fit India campaign to mark the 11th National Sports Day. More than 50 students participated in various sports activities, including volleyball, 5-a-side hockey and the 100m sprint.

The event, organized by the DPES, was inaugurated by the Director of the South Campus, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Khanday.

Wishing the participants all the best on the National Sports Day, Dr Khanday said such events would be organized regularly to engage the student community in sports activities.

Deputy Director of Physical Education Tausif Ahmad Bhat gave a detailed account of the series of events held during the day-long programme.

Later, an award ceremony was held under the chairmanship of Dr. Khanday.

SCERT reinforces the importance of sport

The State Board of Education Research and Training of Kashmir (SCERT) on Monday organized the biggest celebration of National Sports Day, which was commemorated in all districts and schools in the two provinces of Jammu and -Cashmere.

The event, attended by all SCERT faculty members, highlighted the value of sport and its practicality, describing it as an important source of employment in the modern world.

Sohail Farooq, Cultural Coordinator, SCERT, while welcoming visitors, outlined the aims and objectives of holding such events.

Javed Kirmani, Head of the Cultural Wing of SCERT, spoke about the history of National Sports Day.

“Every year on August 29, National Sports Day is observed to celebrate legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand, who helped India win the first-ever treble of Olympic gold medals at the 1928 Summer Games. , 1932 and 1936,” Kirmani said. .

The purpose of National Sports Day, he said, is to celebrate Major Dhyanchand’s legacy and raise awareness of the value and benefits of including sport and physical activity in the everyday life.

Syed Humayun Qaiser, a well-known ex-Ranji player and former manager of All India Radio, gave the keynote speech at the event.

He claimed that sport has become a major industry which employs hundreds of thousands of people and is more than just a means of entertainment.

Sports, Humayun said, are no longer seen as just a kind of fun, as they once were.

“A person becomes a responsible citizen through sport,” he continued. “In it, discipline creates the elements of encouragement to help a person overcome the most difficult circumstances at different phases of life.”

He cited several examples of well-known sports figures who have done exceptional ‘philanthropic’ work, as evidence that ‘sport encourages us to work together and to have empathy for the suffering of others’.

In order to spread the FIT India movement to schools, colleges, ministries, government agencies and private organizations this year, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS) and the Fit India Mission urge them to s strongly involve.

On this day, schools, colleges, government departments, government agencies, and private organizations should encourage their students, staff, and employees to engage in sports and fitness activities for at least one hour.

GDC Samba is hosting a Tug of War contest

Pt. Prem Nath Dogra Government Degree College Samba organized a tug of war competition today to celebrate the National Sports Day which coincides with the birth anniversary of Indian hockey legend Major Dyan Chand.

Both male and female college students participated in the event. In the male category, 40 students participated while in the female category, 20 students participated in the event. The students showed their skills.

While highlighting the achievements of Major Dyan Chand, Principal of the College, Dr. Surinder Kumar Sharma appreciated the efforts of Physical Director Sanjeev Jamwal and the Sports Committee of the Organizer, Dr. Yash Paul Singh, for celebrating the day and channeled the energies of the students towards sport. for their overall development.