Governor inaugurates SFA Football League Phase II

Distributes sports kits among SFA players

Srinagar, Publish Date: Jul 18 2018 12:21AM | Updated Date: Jul 18 2018 12:21AM
Governor inaugurates SFA Football League Phase IIGK Photo

Governor NN Vohra on Monday inaugurated the Inter State Football Academy - Football League Phase-II at the Astro Turf, Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar.

The governor interacted with the teams of football players who have come from various districts of Kashmir Division to participate in this Tournament. He congratulated the SFA for taking the initiative of organising this Competition.

Highlighting the crucial importance of sports for the holistic development of youth, Governor emphasized the need to provide adequate opportunities for school and college students participating in sports activities. He observed that all sports activities give rise to discipline and prizes won in sports competitions boost the self-confidence of the players and athletes.

Governor urged K Vijay Kumar, the Advisor to Governor, to see that tournaments are organised throughout the year, in all the three regions of the state and to ensure that all shortcomings in the path of sports promotion are remedied on most immediate basis. He asked Advisor to take all measures required for enabling successful organisation of the national level football competition in Srinagar, due to be held in September this year.

Mehraj Ud Din Wadoo, International Footballer highlighted the programmes and achievements of the SFA.

Later on Vohra distributed sports kits among both boys and girls SFA teams of Kashmir division at Astro Turf Ground, Srinagar. While addressing the enthusiastic footballers, trainers and coaches of Kashmir Province, Vohra appreciated the efforts and initiatives taken by Council and SFA jointly for providing youth a better platform to showcase their talent.

“If we provide opportunity and platform to our youth they will definitely excel in their respective fields and we should felicitate them with rewards so as to encourage them and boost their morale,” he said.

Commissioner Secretary, Javaid Ahmad Khan said that maximum opportunities should be provided to the school children especially girls so that they too can prove their mettle.

Governor of the State, N N Vohra was the Chief Guest on the occasion while Advisor (K) Vijay Kumar and Chairman, CEO of J&K Bank, Parvez Ahmad, and Commissioner Secretary Youth Services and Sports, Javaid Ahmad Khan were the special Guests of Honour. The ceremony was also graced by the Guests of honour, Joint Secretary JKSSC, Nazir Ahmad and Divisional Sports Officer, Nuzhat Ara.

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