SRINAGAR: RCC Red defeated Rawathpora Green Club by 16 runs, in the final match of T-20 Cricket Tournament played at sports ground Punzgam Kralpora Kupwara on Saturday.
District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir was the Chief Guest at the finals, while as District Youth Services and Sports Officer Kupwara, Tehsildar Kupwara besides players and a huge gathering of sport enthusiasts were present on the occasion.
The tournament was jointly organized by the District Administration and Youth Services and Sports Department under Khelo India Scheme. In all, 16 teams of Kralpora Zone participated in the tournament.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that sports activities are being organized on a mega scale for the first time in the district. He said that a number of play fields and sports stadiums are being developed and sports material is being distributed among the sportspersons to encourage more youth to adopt sports and games in their lifestyle. He said that it will inculcate principles of sportsmanship, team spirit and the positive outcomes of cooperation among the youngsters. He said that youth are participating in different games like cricket, volleyball, football, basketball etc, adding that these games keep us fit both mentally and physically.
The DDC also distributed sports uniforms among the players.
The JD congratulated both winning and runner-up teams for their performance.
While highlighting the initiatives of the District administration, he mentioned that more than 80 playfields here have been taken up under upgrade action programme which will help in the promotion of sports in the district.