Kishtwar, July 22: The fervor of sportsmanship and youthful talent was on full display on Saturday as the U/14 & U/17 Boys Inter Zonal District Level tournament commenced here at the prestigious Chowgan Grounds.
The tournament has been organised by the Youth Services & Sports Department, under the guidance of Director Youth Services & Sports, Jammu and Kashmir, Subash Chander Chiber.
The tournament was inaugurated with great enthusiasm by the Chief Guest, Rajinder Singh, Additional SP in presence of Vishal Kumar, DySP, the Guest of Honor and Kharati Lal Sharma, District Youth Services & Sports Officer.
The participating teams have been selected from different Zones after intense competition at the Inter School Zonal Level Tournament, held across all zones of the district.
The opening day witnessed a massive congregation of sports enthusiasts, players, and sports officials, all excited to witness the thrilling contests.
In his inaugural address, Chief Guest Rajinder Singh urged the youth of the district to exhibit their exceptional talents in their favorite games. He emphasized the significance of hard work as key to success, stating that without dedication, achieving success becomes exceedingly difficult.
The Chief Guest further encouraged the players to give their best and compete with sportsperson spirit and as a team. He said knowledge of the rules and strategies play a crucial role in attaining victory.
The sporting extravaganza commenced with an exhilarating Volleyball match between Zone Kishtwar and Zone Nagseni, shortly after the coin toss by the Chief Guest.
Simultaneously, other playfields witnessed intense clashes in Kho-Kho, Tag of War, Rope Skipping, and Kabaddi matches.
The winners in the U/14 boy’s category are Kabaddi: Nagseni Zone; Kho-Kho: Kishtwar Zone; Volleyball: Kishtwar Zone and Tug of War: Drabshalla Zone.