Srinagar: With an aim to encourage active lifestyle , the Jammu and Kashmir Team Red launched 'Fit November' initiative by holding various sports events at Gindun Stadium Rajbagh here .
"The event was successfully conducted by spreading the message of the importance of active lifestyle in daily life and how substance abuse like a moth eats up the society," the statement said.
SSP SDRF, Haseeb ur Rehman was chief guest on the occasion while as Ahsan Pardesi, Salman Ali Sagar, Dr. Naveed Nazir Shah, Dr. Ashiq Rashid, Chasfeeda Shah, DYSP Fayaz Geelani, Advocate Jehangir Wani were among other guests present. On the occasion events were held in sub junior, junior and senior categories. Around 300 athletes participated in the event that saw competitions of eight sports disciplines that included Arm wrestling, Frog jumping, dead lifting, cross lifting, power lifting and push ups.
On the occasion HOD TeamRed Health Wing Dr Ashiq Rashid said that the reason behind organizing such sporting activities is to develop social skills and the right attitudes in youth,who are mired by various psychological issues. "It is needless to say that the varied benefits of sports include reduced stress, enhanced family relations, and improved academic performance," he said.
Speaking on the occasion Haseeb Ur Rehman said, " Sports can help in the prevention of drug abuse, especially among young people. It helps in equipping individuals with the skills they need to cope with different life situations, stress and avoid turning to drugs".
Chief Patron Team Red Nasir Aslam Wani , while delivering the note of thanks said " We have to know the youth power and bring them to sports culture, in order to prepare them for the future. Team Red has previously held such initiatives , the motive behind such events is to help youth adopt and maintain lifelong healthy behaviours and attitudes for Creating Positive & Sustainable Change in every sphere of life. Chairman Saadat Nasir Wani in his address said,'' Our platform is open to all ; every one who wants to be a part of our initiative to foster sustainable change can be a part of our movement.
Later the prizes in the Sub Junior, Junior and Senior boys and girls categories were given away by the chief guest,Haseeb Ur Rehman.