Sports act as greatest motivator for youth: Altaf Bukhari

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By Fast Kashmir on 23/12/2017.

Sports act as greatest motivator for youth: Altaf Bukhari

Attends concluding ceremony of football tourney

          JAMMU, DEC 23: Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today called upon teachers to promote sports culture in   the   school as it acts as greatest motivation for inculcating sense of competitiveness among the youth.

Sense of achievement, discipline and spirit to face challenge can best be developed through sports among the youth, Syed said adding that co-curricular activities are inseparable from academics.  

The Minister was addressing students, staff and participating teams    at the concluding ceremony of football tournament organized by Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) 187th Battalion under Civic Action Programme, here at Delhi Public School campus.

Started on December 16, 2017, 8 teams played 28 matches during the tournament.  The trophy was clinched by Kendriya Vidyalya 1 Udhampur, even as Army Public School ended up as runner up.

          The wining team was awarded with cash prize of Rs 15000 (fifteen Thousand) Gold Medals to the team members and the trophy, while as the runner up team got Rs 10,000 cash prize, silver medals to each team member and a trophy.

The Minister hailed the contribution of security forces in promoting sports in the state even in difficult situation. “The Security Forces deserve appreciation for holding sports events on regular intervals in both parts of the state. This they are doing even in difficult situations” Syed added.

The Minister appreciated the massive infrastructure of DPS and congratulated the parents for having high standard education available for their wards.  He said government acknowledges the huge contribution of private sector in education and consider private and government schools as complimentary to each other.       

          The function was attended by MLA Udhampur Pawan Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, Ravender Kumar, Director Colleges Prof Zahoor Ahmed Chat, DIG Udhampur, Varendar Sharma, DIG CRPF S K Mishra, DIG SSB MS Negi, SSP Raees Ahmed Bhat and other officers.