Srinagar – An All India Inter-University Womens Cricket Tourney was kicked off by Vice- Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Prof Talat Ahmad here at Kashmir University ground on Tuesday.
The event is being organized and hosted by Directorate of Physical Education and Sports, Kashmir University in which top Eight University teams of the country, who were winner and runner-up in their respective zonal events, are participating.
Prof Talat hoisted the flag of Association of Indian Universities
after which he had an interaction with the players of the participating teams.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Talat Ahmad said, The University of Kashmir is actively taking part in organizing such sports events of national level and the purpose of hosting such events is to create sports culture among youth of the valley.
These events are organized to boost the morale of the student, especially girls, he added.
Prof Talat said that such events help the students to showcase their talent on a broader canvass and inculcates values of team spirit, enthusiasm, hard work and dedication in them.
Director Physical Education and Sports Department, Dr Bashir Ahmad said that the tournament is the first of its kind in the entire sports history of Kashmir University.
Sports helps in bridging gulf between one region and another of the country and cricket is one such event which is followed religiously all over the country and transcends all geographical barriers, he added.
On the inaugural day, two matches where played in both grounds of the campus between MDU Rohtak v/s Pondicherry University and Calicut University v/s RML Awadh University.
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