Efforts underway to upgrade sports infrastructure in Bandipora: DC

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Inter-district Volleyball championship

Srinagar: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Wednesoday inaugurated provincial level Inter-District volleyball competitions (Boys/ Girls) U-14, U-17 and U-19 at SK sports stadium Bandipora.

Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that district administration is making all-out efforts to channelize the sports talent of the youth of the district, for which he asked all stakeholders to work with in tandem.

He said efforts are also underway to upgrade sports infrastructure in the district, adding that every village will get one playfield for which Rs.1.30 crore are being expended in the district.

The DDC said 51 such play fields shall be developed this year. Besides DPRs are being prepared for construction of youth hostel and indoor stadium at district headquarter.

Wishing best to the guest students of all districts, the DDC announced the award of Rs 90000 and Rs 45000 for winner and runner-up teams’ respectively.

The DDC also directed officers of youth services and sports to work for the physical, mental and social development of the student community. He asked them to maintain discipline in institutions and engage all students in curricular and co-curricular actives.

The competition organised by the Department of Youth Services and Sports will conclude on the 30th of this month. The teams of 11 districts including Kargil comprising 326 boys and 300 girls are participating in these competitions.

SSP Bandipora Sheikh Zulfikar Azad, Joint Director Youth Services and Sports, Kashmir, Bashir Ahmad and Chief Education Officer, Munshi Javid were present on the occasion.