Speaker terms sportspersons as ambassadors of peace, harmony

Speaker terms sportspersons as ambassadors of peace, harmony
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JAMMU: Continuing it’s supremacy in the football field J&K Bank on Sunday pip Punjab by a solitary goal in the final of 2nd Pandit Prem Nath Dogra Memorial Football Gold Cup Tournament (PPNDMFGCT) played at Parade Ground.
Describing sportspersons as ambassadors of peace and harmony, the Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta speaking at the prize distribution advised youth of the State to imbibe true spirit of sportsmanship to win hearts of people apart from winning games.
Terming sports as an essential element in maintaining a balance between mind, body and soul, the Speaker exhorted upon youth to adopt extracurricular activities for their personality development.
The Minister for Youth Services & Sports, Technical Education and Information Technology Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, was also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Youth Services and Sports Molvi Imran Raza Ansari said that the youth should more actively involve themselves in various sports activities rather than being carried away by other influences which can have disastrous effects on both their physique and intellect.
Ansari said that the government would leave no stone unturned in further raising the sports infrastructure in every part of the state. He said that during the past few years a number of major initiatives have been taken to equip the state sports stadia with latest facilities to match the national and international standards in the world of sports.
The football tournament was organised by the Pandit Prem Nath Dogra Memorial Trust in collaboration with the Youth Services and Sports Department in which 25 prominent football teams of State of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir participated.