Kerala lifts U-17 football trophy in National School Games

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By Fast Kashmir on 15/12/2017.

Kerala lifts U-17 football trophy in National School Games

Ansari felicitates winning team

JAMMU, DEC 15: Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, Imran Raza Ansari today felicitated the winners of U-17 Boys’ football tourney at closing ceremony of the 63rd National School Games.

The event was organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports under the aegis of School Games Federation of India (SGFI) in which a total of 33 teams from across the country participated.

The final match of the Football tournament was played between Haryana and Kerala. Kerala lifted the trophy by striking a solitary goal in the final match and winning it by 1 goal to nil.

Minister of State for Transport, Revenue and YSS, Sunil Kumar Sharma, Commissioner Secretary YSS, Hilal Ahmad Parray, Director YSS, Sheikh Fayaz, BSF IG, Members from SGFI and other senior officers of the Sports department were also present on the occasion.

On the occasion, Ansari congratulated the winning team and said the winning team has shown the dedication and team spirit by winning the prestigious crown of the tournament and also prayed for their future success in their sports career. The Minister noted that more such events should be organized for involvement of the more youth in sports field.

He also said that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is a peculiar state in terms of sports, it has many avenues to organise such events throughout the year to explore the potential and talent from the sports aspirants.

“Under PMDP, 12 stadiums have been allotted to J&K and Sports Council is underway to complete these stadiums and hopefully in the next year some of them be thrown open to the sports lovers of the state and I am Optimistic such events will be hosted in future as well,” Ansari added.

Moreover, the Minister said that players participated in the event are peaces and sport ambassadors of the state, who can bring message of peace to other geographical parts of India.

Speaking on the occasion, Sunil Kumar Sharma commended the sports department for hosting the event successfully and is a breakthrough for the State. He added that such events are perceived are opportunities for ideological, social and cultural exchange among players of different states.

Later, the Minister also felicitated the members of the sports department, SGFI and other participants of the tourney.

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