UT level 9th Tennikoit tourney commences in Jammu
Consternated efforts being made to explore sports talent in remote areas: Secretary Sports Council
JAMMU, JANUARY 04: Secretary Sports Council, Nuzhat Gull on Wednesday inaugurated the 9th UT level J&K inter-district level competitions of Tennikoit for the senior age group in both male and female categories, here in Greenfield, Gandhinagar. The tournament is being organized by the J&K Tennikoit Association under the aegis of the J&K Sports Council. More than 200 players from 15 districts of J&K are participating in the sports event.
The Secretary Sports Council presided over the inaugural function as the Chief Guest, while Dr. Zaffar Iqbal, Chief Accounts Officer, Sports Council was the guest of honour on the occasion.
The Chief Guest appreciated the efforts of the J&K Tennikoit Association and its President Rajeev Sharma for taking a keen interest in bringing the talent to the fore by adopting various player-friendly measures. Pertinently, the Association has successfully organized UT-level inter-district championships prior to this event and extended its reach to the remotest areas of the UT.
The Secretary Sports Council also emphasized the need for a robust society for nation-building. Reiterating her stand against drug abuse, she stressed the need for physical and mental well-being and staying away from the menace of drugs.
Sports play a crucial role in the growth and development of youth and help in acquiring skills, experience, and confidence that are helpful for personality development, she added.
The Secretary Sports Council also declared the tournament open in presence of members of the J&K Tennikoit Association, officers and officials of J&K Sports Council, players, parents, and media.