Srinagar: Basketball tournament organized by J&K State Sports Council concluded at indoor sports stadium, Srinagar on Thursday.
The event that had started on November 1 concluded with finals of various age groups played on concluding day. In Under-14 final, Kashmir Knights defeated Lackers with a score of 13-6 while as in boys senior category, Alley Oops defeated Jayhawks with score of 16- 8. In the girl’s category, Black Hawks defeated Grey Hawks with a score of 21- 8.
Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar was chief guest on the occasion appreciated the efforts of Sports Council and said that such tournaments should be held in future also.
Secretary Sports Council, Waheed ur Rehman Para said that they are fully committed to promote sports culture and integrating it with health and education.
He also said that such trainings would channelize the youth energy for constructive purposes. He further added that the doors of Sports Council will always remain open for the aspiring youth who want to join Sports.
While distributing prizes among the players, Education Minister Naeem Akhtar said that that the youth is our endeavour to uphold and create ample opportunities for Kashmir’s youth. The government is desperate to work with youth, where youth are eager for sports and are shunning the drug addictions.