Post Graduate Department of Arts of Jammu University today clinched the Inter College Boys Football Tournament by beating Government Degree College, Udhampur in the final Match here at GGM Science College.PG Department of Arts Jammu University beat Government Degree College, Udhampur by 3-1 and won the tournament organized by GGM Science College.Minister for Planning, Labour and Employment, Ajay Kumar Sadhotra was the chief guest on the occasion, while Director Physical Education, Jammu University, Prof. Dhyan Singh Bhau was guest of honour.Principal of GGM Science College, Prof. Satinder Singh, Physical Director, Vinod Bakshi, Prof. Ranjodh Singh Jamwal from GDC, Udhampur, faculty members from different colleges and sports lovers in large number were present on the occasion.Speaking at the concluding ceremony, the Minister said that the government has taken several measures including creation of massive infrastructure to promote sports in the state. He said the development of infrastructure right from Panchayat halqa has helped to revive sports in the state.
“The sports activities in the State have received a fresh lease of life with the construction of stadiums and play grounds in every nook and corner” , he said and added that sports are best medium to channelize energies of youth in a right direction. He said promotion of football in the state has received special attention in recent past.Hailing the college management for organizing the tournament, the Minister said such sports events are imperative to promote the games and harness the sports potential of budding players. He hoped that the college will continue to hold sports events in future as well to enable the local sportspersons to hone their skills and compete at national and international levels.Principal of the College expressed gratitude to the Minister for sparing his valuable time out of his busy schedule.
On the occasion, the Minister gave away awards to winning and runner up teams.Earlier in a separate function, the Minister distributed 4 cheques amounting to Rs. 28,500 each among BPL beneficiaries of Panchayat Makwal under Indira Ayas Yojna (IAY). The Minister said that centre and state governments have launched numerous welfare schemes for the upliftment of socio-economic condition of weaker and downtrodden sections of the society.