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Jammu KashmirChief Secretary attends 52nd National Handball Championship

Chief Secretary attends 52nd National Handball Championship


NL Corresspondent

Srinagar, Sept 5: Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today attended the 52nd Senior (Men) Handball Championship at Indoor Stadium Srinagar.

The Championship was organised by J&K Handball Association under the aegis of Handball Association India in collaboration with Jammu and Sports Council (JKSC).

Around 32 teams from UTs and States of India participated in the championship from September 1 to 5. clinched the 52nd national senior men's handball championship by defeating Railways. Jammu & Kashmir and Gujarat were declared joint second runners up in the championship.

Dr Mehta who was Chief Guest on the ocassion remarked that the UT has undergone a transformation in  Sports and infrastructure during the last few years.

He said that it is heartening to see that half of the population of Jammu and Kashmir is now actively involved with sports. He remarked that sports plays critical role in personality development besides shaping one's career as well. He also enjoined upon the players and sports loving persons to encourage people from all walks of life to participate in sports which is necessary to  create positivity in life.

Dr Mehta further remarked that sports has been among the top priorities of the administration and the UT has now become the powerhouse of sporting talent.

He said that the government has taken a number of steps to nurture the talent of budding sportspersons of J&K, like ensuring at least one playfield in every Panchayat, establishing Youth Clubs and organising a number of sporting activities round the year.

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