The Development Commissioner Poonch Mohammad Aijaz Asad today stressed upon the players to inculcate sportsmanship while taking parts in games and play with a vision to become players of national/international repute.
He was speaking at the felicitation function of inter zonal football tournament organised under “Khelo India campaign”.
Tournament was held in three separate categories viz Under 19, Under 16 and Under 12 in which three girls and three boys teams participated.
Final matches of the tournament were played today which saw Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Mohammad Aijaz Asad as chief guest besides other officials of government departments including Education and Sports departments.
While addressing the programme, Deputy Commissioner Poonch Mohammad Aijaz Asad underlined the importance of sports in today’s era and its innumerable benefits towards physical fitness and mental well being.
He also highlighted the need of promoting sports at different levels especially helping children imbibe sportsmanship and help them learn to enjoy sports with proper consideration of fairness, ethics, respect, and a sense of fellowship with one’s competitors.
DC Poonch also informed the participants that administration is going to organise number of activities in near future to upgrade sports in the district.
He also said that Poonch is rich in terms of sports infrastructure having a number of sports stadium and renowned sports players and hailed the efforts of concerned department in holding the event.
Prize and momentous were also distributed among winner and runner up teams by DC Poonch.