JAMMU: Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, Imran Raza Ansari Saturday felicitated the winners of 36th Junior National Tennikoit in Under-18 category here.
While addressing the gathering, the Minister said that any form of sports has vast health benefits as they involve both physical and mental activity. They induce positive energy and enhance knowledge of the sportspersons, he added.
Highlighting the importance of physical literacy, the Minister said that sporting develops coordination, competitive skills and makes aspirants accountable. Similarly, they inculcate dedication, leadership power, and motivation, besides bringing confidence to express the ability and hone the inner potential of the sportspersons, he stressed.
Congratulating the tournament winners, the Minister reiterated the government’s commitment to providing feasible support to groom the budding sportsman and upgradation of the existing sports infrastructure in the state.
The event was organized by J&K Tennikoit Association (JKTKA) under the aegis of Tennikoit Federation of India. Players hailing from 24 states participated and exhibited their talent in the tournament.