District Development Commissioner, Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer today inaugurated inter block district level competition of sports event as a part of centre’s KHELO INDIA initiative “Sports for Peace and Development” organised by Department of Youth services and Sports at District Police Lines Pulwama.
The sports will witness competitions in Kho Kho, Tug of War, Kabbadi, volley ball, football, cricket and tennis and 32 teams belonging to different blocks of the district are participating.
Speaking on the occasion DDC welcomed the youth for participating in the event and said that “Khelo India Scheme” has been launched with an objective to involve youth in sporting activities to channelize their energy in the right direction so that they can imbibe leadership qualities, team spirit, discipline and social cohesion.
He said administration is closely monitoring the ongoing developmental works on various stadiums to give impetus to the sports activities in the district. He added such events will be organised in future also so that the youth can prove their mettle in sports at national level. He further said that a Gym centre will also be established in the District.
Later, the DDC distributed sporting kits among the participating teams.