Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh today said that ‘team spirit’ is important for bringing positive developments both in the game as well in governance.
The Minister while speaking at the Inter-district football tournament, organized by Sashastra Seema Bal, said security forces have played a vital role in country’s development and security. He said the sacrifices made by the forces shouldn’t go waste. “Forces as an institution have shown a remarkable growth from last many years,” he said. “They are not only serving the nation but are also grooming sports activities,” he said.
The Minister declared the inter-district football tournament open at Parade Ground Jammu in the presence of Shri Ravinder Raina, MLA Nowshera and Swami Paramanand Saraswati.
Manavendra Negi, DIG SSB Jammu welcomed the chief guest in the opening ceremony.
Later the Minister congratulated SSB for undertaking such initiative for the youth of J&K.
First phase of tournament was played at district level in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur, Ramban and Doda from 19 to 24 February 2017. Young rovers and Param FC from Jammu, Thapa FC from Udhampur, Kehli Mandi FC from Samba, United FC from Kathua and Ramban FC have qualified for the inter-district football tournament. Inter-District Football matches will be played from 27th Feb to 02nd March 2017.
Sashastra Seema Bal has taken this initiative to provide a platform to the young football players of J&K to display their sporting skills and techniques. It will also encourage other football lovers to explore their potential in the game. This venture by Sashastra Seema Bal will help to spread the message of gaining fitness by outdoor gaming, inculcate team spirit in the players & promote healthy competition among the youth of our state.
Joginder Singh DIG CRPF, Harinder Kr CO CRPF, Vijay S Jamwal CO 66 Bn SSB, S B Chand 2ic SSB, Barjeet Singh DC, Jeet Lal DC, Raj Ranjan DC, Kasturi Lal DC, Jitender Meena AC, Dr Mrinalini Singh AC (med), and Surinder Singh Bunty Vice president Jkfa and Mohan Lal Deputy secretary Jkfa were also present on the occasion.
Kehli Mandi FC Samba easily won over Ramban FC by a huge lead of 14-0.
In the second exciting game Young Rovers Jammu defeated Thapa FC Udhampur by a score of 2-0.