Director sports flags off 108-member contingent for 66th National School Games
Great to see athletes taking part in sports after covid fear: Chibber
Post by RK News on Friday, June 9, 2023
Jammu, June 8: Director Youth Services and Sports, Sh Subash Chander Chibber flagged off a big 108-member contingent to Bhopal for National School Games in an impressive, colourful and well attended function at Youth Hostel Nagrota, here on Thursday.
The contingent comprising of the athletes from four sports disciplines is proceeding for Bhopal to participate in 66th National School Games, being held under the aegis of School Games Federation of India (SGFI).
The Director Sports who was the Chief Guest on the occasion, was accompanied by Deputy Director Central, Sh Jitender Mishra and a galaxy of dignitaries..
A total of 90 athletes (under-19 boys and girls) and 18 officials across Jammu and Kashmir are taking part in four sports disciplines in this mega sporting event to be held at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh from June 10, 2023 to June 13, 2023.
The sporting disciplines include Football, Volleyball, Judo and Table Tennis.
Two Football teams comprise of 36 players, while two Volleyball teams comprise of 24 players and two Judo teams are of 20 players, while 10 players will take part in Table Tennis.
Earlier, in his welcome address Deputy Director Youth Services and Sports, Jitender Mishra gave detail of the contingent and highlighted the achievements of the Department.
While speaking on the occasion, Sh Subash Chander Chibber said that it was great to see athletes participating in the sporting events at the national level after a gap of three years, adding that covid restrictions across the country had forced the organisers not to organise competitions for all these years.
He hoped that J&K contingent will do well in all the sports disciplines.
Chibber advised the young sportspersons to give their best and keep the UT's flag high at the national scene.
The Director Sports said that these sportspersons serve as ambassadors of the Union Territory.
While advising the players to preserve sporting spirit and sanctity of the game, Chibber said that sports and games apart from helping youth to showcase their sporting skill, also help them not to fall prey to drugs and other allied social evils and no to derail from the mainstream.
He further said that the Government of Jammu and Kashmir was committed to promote sports in every nook and corner of the Union Territory.