Sports activities channelize youth energy in positive direction: Feroz Khan
KARGIL: Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan stressed on holding of sports activities at regular intervals which he stated would prove helpful in channelizing the energy of the youth especially the teenagers in a positive direction thus saving them from falling prey to negative tendencies and social evils like the menace of drugs.
The CEC stated this while addressing players during the concluding ceremony of the district level football tournament organized by FC RLC Baroo at Khree Sultan Chow Sports Stadium Bemathang here today.
In the final match played on the occasion, FC RLC Baroo defeated FC Chiktan by 1 goal to clinch the title.
While appreciating the organizers for having provided ideal platform to the youngsters to showcase their sporting talents and revival of sports activities in the district after the long period of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CEC Khan expressed optimism that these activities will immensely help in instilling competitive passion and team spirit amongst the youngsters which would lead them to the path of values and discipline.
The CEC also announced Rs 10,000/= in favour of the organizers of the football tournament.
Reiterating the commitment of the LAHDC Kargil towards the promotion of sports and encouragement of players in the district, the CEC said that concrete efforts are on to augment sporting culture in the district in terms of all games, be it the development of sporting infrastructure or organizing of sports events in days to come.
With regard to the steps being taken by the LAHDC Kargil for promotion of winter sports in the district, CEC Khan said that international standard sports equipments worth Rs 1.50 crores are being purchased this year which will help the budding ice hockey and ice skating players a great deal to hone their sporting talents.
A proposal is also in the pipeline for holding of the LG Ice Hockey Cup at Drass during the coming winter while special coaching camps will also be organized this winter to impart necessary training to the ice hockey and ice skating players under the guidance of renowned coaches.
Later, the CEC distributed prizes, mementoes and medals among the winning and runner up teams.
District Youth Services and Sports Officer, Kargil Muhammad Hussain Rehnuma, Assistant Director Information Kargil Muhammad Ali Tak, other concerned officers, organizing committee members of RLC FC Baroo, players besides spectators were present on the occasion.
16 teams from across the district participated in the 7 day long district level football tournament.