Srinagar : The Sports Council’s priemere sports initiative ‘My Youth My Pride’ is attracting the best and brightest talents besides ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to develop strong skill-set.
Under the programme, the Kashmir division remained abuzz with cricket activities with several cricket tournaments being played. Cricket matches were played at Sheri-Kashmir Stadium Bandipora, Pattan Cricket Field, and Gani Memorial Stadium RajouriKadal in downtown Srinagar.
Moreover, the 4-day Ice Stock Championship underway in Gindun Sports Complex Rajbagh entered its third day with competitions in the categories of team games for women, men, girls, and boys played Saturday. While Srinagar and Kupwwara districts dominated the day, Bandipora, Baramulla, Pulwama, Poonch, Rajouri and were also added to their vault. The event was thrown open by Secretary Sports Council, NuzhatGul a few days ago.
Sheikh Riyaz Ahmad, Administrative Officer J&K Sports Council said that more sporting events under the sports initiative My Youth My Pride are in pipeline across J&K.
Pertinently during Phase-I of the ‘My Youth My Pride’ more than 8.5 Lakh youth from across J&K participated, while 13.74 Lakh youth shall be part of the program in Phase-II.
In the meantime, two J&K athletes Abhijeet Singh and Ritik Sharma Saturday brought laurels to J&K with their performance in the National Northzone Athletics Championship currently underway in Karnal, Haryana. Abhijeet clinched gold in the 100-meter event while Ritik bagged a couple with silver in 5000 meters and a bronze in 1500 meters category.