Director School Education Kashmir Dr G N Itoo Friday stressed on the overall development of the children and urged the teachers to provide a conducive atmosphere to the students to ensure their academic as well as extra-curricular excellence.The Director was addressing a post-cricket match ceremony at Shahdaab Higher Secondary School Malbagh here. He asked the teachers to pay equal attention towards extra-curricular activities for the overall development of the child besides making their learning process interesting.“We have to strike a balance in a way that curricular and extra-curricular activities go hand-in-hand and young children enjoy while studying,” he added.He said education, skill building and sports were means to empower the youth and the state government was making targeted efforts to explore their hidden faculties and adapt themselves in the humongous competitive world.Earlier, the Director gave away awards to the winning and runner-up teams of Shahdaab Under-16 Cricket tournament. Around 16 teams from across the valley schools participated in the tournament. The final match was played between Sanctorum Public School Sopore and Delhi Public School Budgam.DPS lifted the trophy by defeating Sanctorum Public School Sopore. Playing first, Sanctorum Public School scored 102 runs in given twenty overs. DPS Budgam easily walked through the match and lifted the trophy.Ashish Butt of DPS Budgam was adjudged as the Man of the Match while Rohanpreet Singh of DPS Budgam was adjudged as man-of-the series.Dr Itoo was chief guest and Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir guest of honour on the occasion.