In a first-rate step toward popularizing water sports activities in the whole State, first of its type district-stage, the water sports Championship started on Thursday at Water Sports Centre Nehru Park. On a primary day, competitions were held in Kayaking, Canoeing, Dragon Boat, and Canoe Polo. Three hundred fifty players from Anantnag, Pulwama, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Srinagar, and a few Jammu province players are also taking elements inside the event. Pertinently, women are similarly lively in this championship as the player participation ratio stays 50:50. The quantity of members is probable to boom all through the remaining days of the tournament, which is scheduled to conclude on 20th October 2018.
Water sports activities are an Olympic discipline recreation that has given the country the maximum number of full country medals. It has also been the supply of livelihood for the players as masses of medalists have got Government jobs on the premise in their water sports activities achievements. Blues Mir, global water sports activities teach and In-price, Water Sports Centre, said, “The initiative has been taken vicinity for the first time in the records. Reaching out to districts will identify the satisfactory rural skills that will shine at
National/International degrees.” Meanwhile, a massive organization comprising more than 3000 spectators surrounded the Dal banks to look at the players competing inside the video games and had been visible clapping for the kids, who also boosted their morale. Secretary, J&K State Sports Council interacted with the players at Nehru Park and endorsed them for the water sports and prolonged a hand of the guide in all approaches.
“The district-level championship has been held to nurture the talent at grass-roots, and it’s far happening for the primary time in which children from diverse districts are taking part within the camp,” said Secretary Sports Council, Dr. Naseem Javaid Choudhary. Dr. Saleem Ur Rehman, DG Youth Services & Sports, and Shahid Mahmood.
Deputy Director Employment graced the event as guests. D.G Youth Services and Sports Dr. Saleem Ur Rehman stated, “It will offer a platform for developing skills to compete at various ranges. Talent identification is a need to a technique for grooming them to achieve excellence at district ranges after which the equal at kingdom stage and so forth.”