The Jammu and Kashmir Handball Team has lifted first All India “Raizada Perhald Bali” Gold Cup defeating Delhi team here today.The tournament was organised by All India Handball Federation in memory of the renowned international handball player from Jammu Raizada Perhald Bali , and was played at Mini sports Stadium Parade this afternoon. As many as 13 teams across the country participated in the tournament.Minister for Urban development and Urban local Bodies Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora was the chief guest on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering Mr. Jora said that the government is keen to boost the sports activities in the state, adding that due to endeavours of the present government, sports culture is getting momentum in every nook and corner of the state. He said that it is a good sign that more and more youth are participating in sports activities.The Minister said that state has ample sports potential for which the government has taken various initiatives to exploit it. He said the government will provide ever assistance to those groups who will come forward for boosting the sports activities in the state . He said various centrally and state sponsored schemes are under implementation for promotion of sports activities in the State.Mr. Jora lauded the initiatives of Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council for organising national level tournaments in the state.Earlier, the students of government Girls Higher Secondary School Rehari , presented colourful cultural programme . Later the minister distributed trophies to the winners. Besides Vice President, All India Handball Federation Mr. Kirran Wattal, Secretary General Mr. S.M. Bali General Secretary J&K Football Federation Mr. Ashwani Raina, International Handball players and large number of sports lovers were present on the occasion.