Jammu: Minister for Finance, Labour, Employment & Culture, Dr Haseeb Drabu has felicitated budding sportspersons Umar Nazir of Malikpora, Pulwama and Rashida Simnani, of Drabgam, Pulwama for their accomplishment in Cricket and Belt-Wrestling respectively.
Pertinently, Umar Nazir, 21, a young cricketer from J&K, has made it to the prestigious North Zone squad for Syed Mushtaq Ali T-20 Trophy to be played at CCI Mumbai from Monday. Right-arm fast bowler, Umar is the first cricketer from J&K who has clinched 9 wickets in an innings.
Rashida Simnani, 17, clinched bronze medal in Belt-Wrestling at 62nd National-level School Games organized by National School Games Federation of India at Pune recently.
Studying at Government Higher Secondary School, Pulwama, Rashida had participated in 55+ weight category. She was among 14 students who were representing J&K in school games at the national level.
In his felicitation message, Dr Drabu while wished great success ahead to Umar and Rashida in their sports career said that they have not only brought laurels to district Pulwama, but the whole state as well.
He said the J&K youth have got immense talent and they make a mark whenever provided with an opportunity to exhibit their potentialities.