Srinagar, Mar 15: More than a half dozen activities under the State’s largest sports carnival for Rural areas were held in different blocks of various districts in Kashmir division today. The various blocks of South Kashmir, Central Kashmir and North Kashmir showed a huge response of players participating in various sports discipline competitions.
Talent identification is being done in the process for grooming budding sportspersons to achieve excellence at National and international levels.
The various blocks of South Kashmir’s districts include Anantnag, Pulwama and Shopian in which blocks, Bhijbehara, Kakapora, Khrew, Harmain and other blocks participated in various sports disciplines.
Meanwhile in central and North Kashmir districts including, Budgam, Srinagar, Kupwara, Ganderbal and Bandipora, in which various blocks participated in various sports discipline competitions.
These activities began at block level under Rural Sports Competition in every block of both the divisions of the state Jammu and Kashmir.
Officials informed that more than 3500 players participated in various sports disciplines in South, Central and North Kashmir blocks of various districts.
The sports disciplines in which competitions are going on in various blocks include athletics, Kho Kho, Kabbadi, Volleyball, Wushu, athletics and others.
“Inclusion of budding sportspersons at grass root level will provide a platform to the budding sports talent to compete at any level,” said Secretary Sports Council.
He further thanked the Sports Council for providing budding sportspersons like him, a chance to compete and participate in the games at block level.
Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council said the aim of the competitions is to improve the pool of sportspersons at the grassroots level.
“To identify and hone talent in rural Jammu and Kashmir, various competitions are going on at Block levels,” he said, adding that Government is committed to promote sports activities and develop sports infrastructure in every nook and corner of the State.
Divisional Sports Officer, Nuzhat Ara and all other district sports in charges were closely watching the developments on ground zero.
“Khelo India competitions are being conducted not only to promote sports at grassroots level but also to help revive the sports culture in the state,” the officials informed. (KNS)