Jammu, Dec 26: The 3-day 8th J&K UT Handball Championship began today here at Shastri Nagar Play Field for senior men and women sections.
The Championship is being organized by J&K Handball Association, in collaboration with J&K State Sports Council.
Joint Director Information, Sapna Kotwal was the chief guest in the opening ceremony, while General Secretary JKHA Rajesh Chandan & Joint Secretary JKHA, Rajesh Kapoor were the guests of honour.
In her address, the chief guest stressed upon the players to concentrate on honing their skills and maintaining high physical standards to achieve big. She congratulated the J&K Handball Association’s office bearers for organizing the championship.
About 300 players of the different districts of the UT are participating in the tournament.
Earlier, the organizing secretary of the championship, Ashwani Raina welcomed the guests, players, officials, spectators and media persons.
The first match in the men’s section was played between District Poonch and District Budgam. District Poonch won by 7- 4 goals.
The 2nd match in the men’s section was played between District Srinagar & STC in which STC defeated Srinagar by 17- 5 goals.