Sportsmen top ambassadors of peace, national integrity: Zulfkar
JAMMU: Jammu University Men’s Rollball team in a one-sided affair beat Bharti Vidhyapeeth Deemed University, Pune by 9-4 goals in the final of 2nd All India Inter-University Rollball Tournament played at Jammu University on Sunday.
Dilpreet Singh scored four goals while Hiteshwar Singh and Amritpal Singh contributed two goals each for the winning team.
Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali said that sports persons are top ambassadors of the state who can change the perception and mindset of people living across nation.
Zulfkar was speaking at closing ceremony of the 2nd All India Inter-University Rollball (Men &Women) Tournament
The Minister said that sports is most powerful tool to develop positive approach among youth adding that there is immediate need to promote sports culture to encourage our young generation to actively participate in sports activities to channelize their energy in right prospective.
He said that there is a no dearth of talent in our state and government is making all out efforts to provide enhanced sports infrastructure to the budding sportspersons so that they can compete at national and international level and bring laurels to the state and nation.
The Minister lauded the efforts of the University authorities for organizing mega Sports event and said that the University of Jammu is doing yeoman job in all spheres including the Sports.
Vice-Chancellor University of Jammu, Prof. R.D Sharma, also addressed the gathering and advised the students to participate in the Sports for their overall development.
The tournament was organized by the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education of Jammu University.
Later, the Minister presented trophies and medals among the winning and runner up teams.