Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, today witnessed the final match of 34th J&K Senior Volleyball Championship and distributed trophies among the winners and finalists at M A Stadium here.
Advisor Bhatnagar, who was the chief guest on the occasion, in his address said that Jammu and Kashmir is fast emerging as a powerhouse of sports across the country and in recent years the UT has produced notable sportspersons of national and international standard.
He highlighted that Jammu and Kashmir is rising as the preferred location for hosting sports events owing to the upgradation and establishment of sports infrastructure in the last couple of years.
Advisor said that every district of Jammu and Kashmir is having its stadium now and sports events are being organized from village level so that the region can produce sports icons from grassroots level.
He asked the participants and sports lovers to be ambassadors of development and adopt sports to live progressive lives. While giving away prizes among the winners and finalists, Advisor Bhatnagar maintained that every player in the field is the winner.
He said that after watching today’s game he is quite optimistic that the quality of sports played in J&K has upgraded and players are depicting great skill and talent than the past.
Advisor praised the participants for their hard work and dedication. He emphasized the importance of sports in building a healthy society and congratulated the winners for their outstanding performance.
Advisor Bhatnagar congratulated the winning teams and presented them with trophies and cash prizes. He also applauded the efforts of organizers for hosting such a successful championship saying that these will continue to be organized in the future in other sports also to provide opportunities for young talents to showcase their sports skills.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary, J&K Sports Council, Nuzhat Gul, said that the sports events being organized across Jammu and Kashmir are part of Jan Bhagidhari initiative of J&K government.
She highlighted that the positive ecosystem of sports has been established in J&K and UT is witnessing maximum number of player selections in national and international events.
Pertinently, in the Mens final played between district Anantnag and district Jammu, team Jammu emerged victorious while in women’s final played between district Jammu and district Srinagar, team Jammu emerged victorious.
Among others, the final match was witnessed by office bearers of J&K Volleyball Association, large number of sports enthusiasts and local people.