Chib inaugurates Federation Cup Throw Ball Championship
Srinagar, Aug 23: Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports, R S Chib today inaugurated 3-day 23rd Federation Cup Throw Ball Championship at Government College for Women M A Road here.
The 3-day championship is being organized by J&K Throw Ball Association in collaboration with Throw Ball Federation of India.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that it was the matter of proud for us to organize such a mega event in the state. He, on behalf of Chief Minister extended compliments to the organizers and participating teams assuring every support to make the event a success. He said the participating teams across the country are the ambassadors of the State, hoping that they will convey the message of amity, generosity and hospitality to their respective states.
Chib said that J&K Throw Ball team participated first time in the 24th Senior National Throw Ball Championship-2001 held in Bhopal, adding since then it was continuously participating in all the championships of the National Federation.
The Minister also mentioned that during last two decades, the sports persons of the State did not got ample opportunities to participate in the national and state level sports events and lag behind due to lack of sports infrastructure.
Chib said that it was due to the efforts of present Government and Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Ajay Makan that various mega sports events were held in the state, which provided opportunities of interaction and exposure to the local players with their counterparts.
As many as 11 teams in both male and female categories from various states and Union Territories participated in the Championship.
These are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Orrisa, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and host team of J&K.
The inaugural match was played between Delhi and Bihar teams.
Among others, Secretary, J&K State Sports Council Dalip Thussu, Principal, Government College for Women M A Road Srinagar, Prof Tanveer Ara, Joint Secretary, J&K State Sports Council Prof. Bashir Ahmad, Member, J&K State Sports Council Shaikh Fazal Ahmad and Tabassum, players from participating team, besides sports lovers were also present.
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