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Slathia terms youth participation in sports a positive development

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Mr. Surjeet Singh Slathia, Former Minisyer and State Secretary National Conference is seen with the Volleball players at Vijaypur, Jammu

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VIJAYPUR OCTOBER- Amritsar Volleyball Club on Sunday defeated Dorha Mansar Volleyball Club in the finals of Baba Hasaldev Memorial Volleyball Tournament played at Gurha Slathia in Vijaupur Samba.

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Appreciating fillip in rural sports while speaking at the concluding function after the match, former minister and State Secretary National Conference Mr Surjeet Singh Slathia expressed happiness over youth evincing immense interest in the competitions like volleyball and football, traditional youth sports.

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Mr Slathia said the history is repeating itself with youth getting drawn in a big way towards traditional sports like volleyball, which used to be passion during the yester years in rural areas. Since the rural landscape used to be ideal for various games due to availability of play-fields, these games had become part of the rural life, he added.

Mr Slathia complimented the organizers for holding the volleyball competition alongside other sports, hoping this will go a long way in inspiring budding youth towards sports, which he described imperative for overall growth of the youngsters.

Prominent among those present on the prize giving function included President Bar Association Jammu Mr B. S. SLathia, Retired DIG Anoop Singh Slathia Dy SP Sagar Singh and SI Ram Singh.

The organizers of the event spelled out the initiatives being taken for promoting sports in the area in order to channelize youth energies towards positive pursuits.

Mr Slathia presented trophies to the winner and runner up teams.

A large number of sports lovers of Gurah Slathia and its peripheries witnessed the finals of volleyball and acclaimed the players for their performance.

28/10/2018