Srinagar, Nov 21: Chairperson Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board, Dr Syed Darakhshan Andrabi, today awarded the winners of 3rd Khelo India National Judo League for Northern Zone held under Khelo India at SK Indoor Sports Stadium, Srinagar.
Teams of three different age categories from nine Northern States and Union Territories of the country participated in the event. The league was held by the Sports Authority of India under Khelo India initiative of the Union Ministry of Sports.
Technical Director of League, Deepak Gupta besides Sushma Avasthi and Yogesh K from the Sports Authority of India also graced the occasion.
Dr Andrabi felicitated the winners and runners up teams and individual players in different categories with medals and certificates.
Dr Darakhshan said that Modiji’s Khelo India mission has revolutionized the sports sector in India and now like other important sectors of life, India is fast becoming a global sports power.
“During the past nine years the initiatives of the central government have boosted the talent of our boys and girls and the young sports stars from across the country are unfurling the tricolor at global stages in all categories of events. We have created world class sports infrastructure throughout the country and the mission is on”, said Andrabi.
Chairperson Waqf Board said that this League was held in J&K after a gap of 42 years.
“Those who say the law and order situation in J&K has not improved are liars. We are seeing peaceful Kashmir after decades now. Political myopia doesn’t allow some politicians to see the reality and they thus create sensations through their statements.
Events like this are testimony to the fact that peace has returned to Kashmir after the constitutional change that happened in 2019”, said Dr Darakhshan.
She hailed the LG administration for creating a remarkable sports infrastructure & sports environment in J&K during the past few years.