The village level sports competitions -Sports for peace and development- under the aegis of Khelo India, a centrally sponsored scheme kick started at Ganderbal on Thursday.
The competitions were jointly by District Development Commissioner Ganderbal Dr. Piyush Singla and Senior Superintendent of Police Mohammad Khalil Poswal at Gutlibagh Ganderbal.
It is two day event that is being held on 16 venues of District involving 960 youth above the age group of 17 years.
After the culmination of village level competitions the block level competition in the disciplines of football, volleyball, cricket, tug of war and martial arts will be started, followed by district level competitions.
The participating teams will be provided with uniforms, track suits, refreshment besides cash prize for winners and runner up.