J&K Sqay Association sends 27 athletes for 37th National Games in Goa

Tehsildar Pampore flags off the contingent

Pampore: In a bid to promote sports and quality education, the Jammu and Kashmir UT Sqay Association has sent a contingent of 27 talented athletes to participate in the 37th National Games being held in Goa.
Tehsildar Pampore Zuber Ahmad Bhat (KAS) flagged off the Sqay Martial Art contingent from the Tehsil office Pampore area of Pulwama district on Wednesday. Sqay Association representatives Bashir Ahmad and Aadil Bhat were present on the occasion.
The event, which began on October 25 and will continue until November 9th, will see these athletes showcasing their skills and determination over a span of 10 days. The departure of the players was marked by a spirit of enthusiasm and hope, with the organizers emphasizing the significance of combining sports with quality education.
The contingent comprising 27 talented boys and girls will represent Jammu and Kashmir in the championship, which is set to commence on November 5th. The national games in Goa began on October 25th.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the event on the same day. The games are scheduled to conclude on November 9.
Before flagging off, the chief guest Tehsildar Pampore Zuber Ahmad Bhat (KAS) while speaking on the occasion appreciated the efforts of the J&K Sqay Association for engaging youth in sports activities, saying that learning self-defence skills by the girls is the need of the hour. “I am hopeful that Jammu and Kashmir will shine in the national games and will bring more medals for the Union Territory,” he said.
Speaking to Kashmir Reader, Aadil Bhat, a representative of the Sqay Association said that the J&K Sqay Association has dispatched 27 dedicated players to participate in the 37th National Games in Goa. Tehsildar Pampore, Zuber Ahmad Bhat Sahab, flagged off these athletes from the Tehsil office in Pampore on Wednesday morning at 8 am. The games, starting on October 25th and lasting until November 9th, will immerse the players in intense competitions for 10 days. With unwavering determination, the players are eager to display their skills and bring honour to the Jammu and Kashmir UT.
The association’s mission goes beyond sports; it strives to promote sports hand in hand with quality education, emphasizing the importance of a holistic approach. Organisers and officials, including the association’s head, Nazir Ahmad Mir, have already arrived at the venue, gearing up for the upcoming challenges. Today, the student delegation from different parts of the Valley embarked on their journey from Saffron town Pampore, he told Kashmir Reader. They will undergo rigorous training before the Sqay championship fights kick off on November 5th in Goa.
The event is anticipated to serve as a testament to the players’ dedication and the association’s steadfast commitment to nurturing talent and promoting sportsmanship.

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