Governor Acharya Devvrat inaugurated the T-20 cricket match played between Chief Minister-XI and Board Chairmen-XI at Bishop Cotton School, here today. The match was organized by the Himachal Pradesh Sports Culture and Environment Association aimed at cricket for peace and unity.Speaking on the occasion, the Governor appreciated the efforts of the Association for organizing such events which not only provides opportunity for physical fitness but also go a long way in promoting the sports and building the bonds of brotherhood. He congratulated the association for organizing this event for the last few years.Acharya Devvrat said good routine, healthy diet and physical exercise not only help in living a healthy life but also play an important role in bringing positive attitudes in ones personality. He emphasized on adopting yoga and sports activities on routine basis for a healthy and stress-free life. He added that positivity dwells in healthy mind whereas negativity invites various diseases.
The Governor said that such sports activities not only promote harmony but also helpful in creating love & affection amongst the people. He hoped that the association would also organize such events throughout the state which would go a long way in promoting sports activities in the Pradesh.President, Himachal Pradesh Sports, Cultural & Environment Association Shri Vikarmaditya Singh welcomed the Governor and said that the Association had been organizing sports events for the last few years with a view to create mutual understanding and harmony. He said Himachal had been blessed with immense beauty and peaceful atmosphere and the Association had been endeavouring to preserve and protect the rich culture and environment of the state besides inculcating the spirit of sport among the youth.
Vikarmaditya Singh welcomed the initiatives of the Governor for eradication of drug abuse in youth, cleanliness drive and protection of cow. He said the Association would also come forward to contribute in this noble cause.He also introduced the players of both the teams to the Governor. The Governor also tossed the coin.Urban Development Minister Shri Sudhir Sharma was the captain of the Chief Minister-XI team while Chairman Agriculture Marketing Board Shri Subhash Manglet led the Board of Chairman-XI.President, Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee Shri Sukhwinder Singh Thakur, Chief Secretary Shri P. Mitra, Vice Chairman, HIMUDA Shri Yahwant Chajta, Secretary, GAD Shri Mohan Chauhan, Headmaster of Bishop Cotton School Mr. Roy Christopher Robinson, other senior officers of the State government were also present on the occasion.