Srinagar, April 10: In another thrilling day while keeping the audience glued in Sports Stadium, Kathua. Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council (JKSC) held competitions in disciplines like Boxing, Football, Hockey, Gymnastics, Roller Skating, and Pencak Silat.
Keeping pace with Kathua Sports Stadium, Hiranagar hosted a Hockey match between the Khelo India Center team and Hiranagar team, which was won by the latter with a scoreboard reading 3-1 goals.
The chief guest DDC Chairman, Col. Man Singh highlighted the importance of games and expressed his gratitude to the J&K government as well as the Sports Council for providing a conducive environment for players not only to exhibit their skills but a platform by virtue of which talent will come to the fore.
He said that the ‘My Youth My Pride’ initiative is a sizable step in developing, grooming, and tapping the talent in far-off areas of the union territory.
“It is a healthy sign that the local authorities and the local Panchayats are liaising with each other for a common goal of sports," he said.
He also thanked Sports Council for providing the highest quality sports material for Kathua Youth.
Secretary Sports Council, Nuzhat Gul who was on tour to Kathua district also attended the function to interact with the guests and athletes.
While addressing the huge gathering she said, Sports is the capacity to feel pleasure and empowerment at the same time.
"One of the aims of MY Youth My Pride initiative is to estimate the sports infrastructure across the J&K and also the associated equipment its demands and augmentation," she said, adding, a lot of sports equipment is being procured and provided to panchayat level players.
"Government wants to ensure that we as apex sports body are able to cater to all the requirements based on the specific games and sports followed in districts, all this while keeping scope for the growth and expansion of other sports," she added.
She also briefed the gathering about the main highlights of the recently launched sports policy of the J&K and SRO 12 for outstanding sports persons and urged parents to play a key role in involving children in the sports and nation building.
Among others present on the occasion were Rajiv Sharma Hockey J&K president, various panchs and Sarpanch’s ,Bhupinder Raj Counselor, Sheikh Riaz Ahmad Administrative Officer J&K Sports Council, S P Singh, Satish Kumar Manager, and many other coaches, current as well as former players.
A football match was also played between Sports Council Football academy Kathua and Kathua United FC.
Meanwhile, SCFA Pampore and SCFA Ganderbal storm into the final.
In the second semi-final match of J&K Sports Council, Knockout Football Tournament being played at Sports Stadium Anantnag.
The match was played between SCFA Pampore and SCFA Anantnag which ended in a goalless draw and the result was determined by applying Tie- Breaker which was won by SCFA Pampore by 5 - 4.
Taif of SCFA Anantnag for his performance was adjudged Player of the Match.
In the Spring Shield Cricket Tournament which is being played in Nanil Anantnag, UCC Seer lost their match to Karshangama backed by the brilliant performance of Gowher who scored 21 runs bagged 4 wickets.
In another match on the same venue, Kashmir Sports Seer lost to GSM Mattan who chased the target in the penultimate over, riding on a brilliant 88 runs of Azhar.
In one more bout of the day, BSM Mattan bettered their opponents Salia Ammar and for BSM, Awran was the key man who was also awarded man of the match for his crucial 45 runs and One wicket.
In the ongoing JKSC Youth Football League 2022 being played at downtown’s Gani Memorial Stadium in Shahr e Khaas Srinagar, Lonestar KFC defeated SCFA Kupwara by a solitary goal.
The lone goal which came in the first half of the match through striker Owais made a maximum out of goalkeepers’ fumble by converting it into a goal. The second half went goalless.