Sports beneficial for physical and mental health: Ansari

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JAMMU: Minister for Youth Services & Sports, Technical Education and Information Technology, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari Sunday said that the sports is beneficial for our physical health and also positively affects our mental health.
The Minister said this after watching a T-20 friendly cricket match played between MLAs-XI led by Usman Abdul Majid and Media-XI led by Mir Imran here at Government Science College, Ground today. The match was organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Youth Services and Sports Department. Media-XI won the match by 9 wickets.
The Minister emphasized the significance of sports promotion at all levels for overall personality development. He said that sports and academics need equal focus as both are vital for shaping the future of youngsters towards a right direction.
Speaking on the occasion Deputy Speaker Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi said that participation in sports can save our young generation from falling prey to the menace of drugs and added that both politicians and Media fraternity can play vital role in consultation with the parents of younger generation to motivate their wards towards sports and other related constructive activities.
Gurezi stressed on organizing such tournaments in Kashmir during summer to strengthen the relations of politicians and the media fraternity.