Former Chairman of J&K Bank, M Y Khan Saturday inaugurated the Ahmad and Haris T20 cricket tournament, here.
Khan, who is also the Chairman of Ahmad and Haris Trust, was accompanied by his wife Mehbooba Khan, who distributed sports-kits among the participating teams.
Speaking on the occasion Khan said: "Our trust is doing its best to promote sports activities in Seer and help in nurturing the local talent".
He said that the trust has been frequently providing free sports to the talented cricketers of the area and they have taken up the issue of up-gradation of the local stadium with the authorities.
"We are also arranging coaching and other facilities for our young budding cricketers with an aim to groom their talent," said Khan.
He said that the state was rich sporting talent including that of cricket and football and the need of the hour was to channelize it in the right direction.
Eight Higher Secondary schools are participating in the under-18 tournament, the inaugural match of which was played between HSS Saali and HSS Mattan.