The district level Inter-Block competitions Under CSS ‘Sports for Peace and Development’ in the disciplines of tennis ball cricket, tug of war, volley ball, kabaddi, kho-kho, football kick started on Tuesday at Sports Stadium Anantnag.
The competitions were inaugurated by District Development Commissioner Anantnag Khalid Jahangir who was chief guest on the occasion. While addressing the participants he laid stress on their active participation in sports activities.
On the occasion he laid stress on the physical education teachers for imparting coaching to the budding youth so that they can bring name and fame not at the state or national but at international level. He also mentioned the name of local boy Rasikh Salam. While addressing the Rehbar e Khels he stressed for working with dedication for upliftment of sports at grass root level.
Earlier District Youth Services and Sports Officer Anantnag presented the welcome address on the occasion. Among others present on the occasion were all the Zonal Physical Education officers, technical officials, newly recruited ReKs of Department of Youth Services and Sports.
On the inaugural day matches in the sports disciplines of volleyball, tennis ball cricket and kabaddi were conducted in which more than 500 players of seven NES blocks of the district participated.