Sopore: The two-day Thang-ta championship organized by Thang-ta Association Baramulla started at Sanctorum Institute of Education on Monday. The event is being held under the aegis of J&K State Sports Council.
Waheed Para, Secretary J&K State Sports Council, was the chief guest of the inaugural function. More than 400 players from various schools, clubs and academies from across the district participated in this inaugural ceremony.
Addressing the gathering, Parra said that his aim is to develop sports from the grass root level. He expressed delight to see the participation of girls in the championship.
“There is a lot of talent among the students, both boys and girls. Our aim is to uplift the sports infrastructure in rural as well as urban areas. Earlier we had only one indoor stadium in Srinagar but now we are developing 22 other stadiums in other districts,” Waheed said.
Praising the Sanctorum Institute of Education for offering the land for development of sports infrastructure, Para agreed to invest in the basic development of the sports ground. The land offered by the school would be utilised by sports academies of the area.
District secretary of the Thang-Ta association, Bilkees, said that in future the sports council Baramulla will organize self defence coaching camps for girls.