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JAMMU: District administration Jammu in collaboration with BSF Frontier Headquarter, Paloura Jammu today organized an athletic meet for the trainees of various Centres for Border Youth Training and Empowerment (C-BYTE). IGP Jammu, Dr S D Singh Jamwal was chief guest on the occasion while Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Simrandeep Singh presided over the function. 

Trainees from various C-BYTE centres participated in nine physical events including 3000, 1600, 800, 400, 200, 100, Relay 100X4, Relay 400X4 meter runs and long jump.  Speaking on the occasion IGP Jammu lauded the efforts of district administration for such a unique initiative to train border youth. He said that such centres besides training student for armed forces also save them from various social menace like drugs.

The chief guest felicitated 15 trainees of C-BYTE centres who have recently made into various para-military forces. He also distributed prizes among the winners of various athletic as well as academic events. Balwinder Singh from Marh centre was declared best athlete .The  overall athletic championship trophy was won by Marh Centre while there was a tie between Khour and Suchetgarh centres for the  academic trophy.

Pertinently District administration with an aim to provide guidance and training to Border youth to get entry into the armed forces has opened six C-BYTE centres in border blocks of Arnia, Marh, Akhnoor, Khour, Mandal and Suchetgarh. A total number of 70 trainees trained from these C-BYTE centres have been selected in armed forces so far. BDO Marh,Ranjeet Singh Tara, CDPO R S Pura Jasmeet Singh and Nodal Facilitator, Surinder Kumar were also present on the occasion.

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  • Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Memorial Wrestling Tournament
  • ‘Sports best medium to keep youth away from drug abuse, social evils’

JAMMU: Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh today said Government is working to upgrade the sports infrastructure with the revival of the rural sports in the State. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Parade Ground here, Lal Singh said that efforts are on to turn the State into an attractive destination for the sports enthusiasts.

He said Jammu and Kashmir is unique place with lush green meadows and gushing water bodies and any artist or sports personality would like to come and showcase their talent in such places. He however said that the infrastructure in the sports sector must be upgraded and Government is keen to see its youth representing the State at national and international arena.

The Minister amid applause from the participating sportspersons said that sports should be make integral part of our everyday life. Sports are not only important for physical well-being but also for overall development of an individual. The Minister said that he recently inaugurated wrestling ring at Rajbagh in Kathua district, which he said would benefit the wrestlers of the area to hone their wrestling skills which will further help them to show their talent in competitions at various levels.

“Wrestling is a great example of rural sports and our youth should come forward to showcase their talent,” Singh said. He called for organizing more such events and providing opportunities for budding sportsmen who are interested to participate in the wrestling.

The Minister further said that sportsmen strengthen the communal harmony which is essential for any society, state or nation to develop. The Minister said that wrestlers from all over the State and adjoining States like Punjab and Himachal Pradesh must be invited for State level and national events. “Sports are the only medium by which the youth can stay away from drug abuse and many other social evils besides developing leadership and sportsmanship among themselves,” he said.

Complementing former Chief Minister, Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed for his visionary role in shaping up the State’s developmental arena, the Minister said that that ‘Mufti sahib was an embodiment of visionary statesmanship and we have to ensure that his vision is realized in the State.” Several young and budding wrestlers participated in the maiden competition on this ring and desired to bring laurels to the state in National and International level. The Minister was accompanied by officials of Department of Forest and its allied wings among other officials of the district administration.

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JAMMU: Deputy Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly Nazir Ahmed Khan Gurezi today said sports are essential in everyone’s life especially for students as these bring physical and mental fitness to the person. Everyone should involve in the sports activity even if it is for a small time, he added. Deputy Speaker was speaking at the ongoing State Hockey Championship 2017 being organized by Hockey J&K in association with J&K State Sports Council at KK Hakku Stadium.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Speaker said that hockey is pride of the nation and that it is heartening to note the enthusiasm of the state’s youth in the game. “I'm pleased to know about the large scale participation from all the districts of J&K in the state championship”, he added. Gurezi congratulated the organizers for organizing the tournament and hoped it will continue to hold such events in future too. Rajinder Singh Senior Vice President, Gurdeep Singh, Secretary General along with other prominent members from Hockey J&K were present on the occasion.