DC Kupwara inaugurates U-19 Football tournament

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SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jahangir Thursday inaugurated U- 19 boy’s football tournament at Model BHSS Kupwara. Meanwhile, “Let’s Play Football” competitions an initiative under “Khelo India” by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, GoI is in progress in the district. The tournament is being organized by the Department of Youth Services & Sports. In the first phase of the Competition conducted at Zonal Level 3497 students, both boys and girls of different age groups participated at their respective Zonal headquarters. The Second phase (Inter- Zonal District Level) competition commenced from 23rd April at BHSS Kupwara & BHSS Trehgam in which 1072 both boys & girls of various age groups are participating. Speaking on the occasion DC Kupwara highlighted the significance of games and Sports towards building a strong nation and exhorted participants to compete by imbibing principles of true sportsmanship.