JAMMU, JAN 05 – Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta inaugurated the week long Bahu Fort Football Premier League being held at Bahu Fort, here today.
The tournament has been organized to encourage youth participation in sports and provide them a platform to showcase their sporting talents.
The opening match for the tournament was played between youth of ward 47 and ward 48.
Appreciating the organizers for this event, the Speaker said that sports, co curricular activities are essential to rightly channelize youth towards productive, healthy lifestyle. He said that with their involvement in sports, youth can be kept away from drug menace, besides motivating them to follow a righteous path in their lives.
Enumerating the benefits of games and sports, the Speaker said sports keep body and mind fit, besides teaching accountability, dedication, leadership and other positive traits among youth. He said the Government is taking all necessary steps for promotion of physical literacy and healthy living among the people. Besides, efforts are underway to create advanced infrastructure and facilities for sports in the State, he added.
Earlier, the Speaker also joined the Gurpurab celebration at the Chand Kour Gurdwara, Gumat wherein he encouraged the people to inculcate the inspirational teachings of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.