JAMMU – The 2nd K C Public School Shakuntla Rani Memorial Inter-School Basketball Tournament concluded here today. Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports R S Chib was the chief guest on the occasion.
The 10-day Inter-School Basketball Tournament was organized by the K C Public School in the loving memories of Sakuntla Rani in which 24 teams of both boys and girls participated.
The Minister highlighted the importance of sports and said that it plays vital role in shaping the personality of youth. He said the Union Government is mulling to include the marks obtained in sport activities in overall percentage of the student.
Chib said that the government has taken various steps to construct and up-grade sports infrastructure for providing added facilities to the enthusiastic sports persons of the state. He said an indoor stadium is also coming up adjacent to MA Stadium for which an amount of Rs. 13 crore has been allocated. He said under the dynamic stewardship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the State government has organized various state and national levels championships of different categories.
He complimented the winning teams in particular and participating teams in general in the tournament.The K C Public School Jammu emerged overall victorious of the tournament in both boys and girls categories defeating JP World School, Jammu by 38-18 and Army Public School Akhnoor by 22-08 points in the finals of the tournament.
Later, the Minister gave away trophies, medals and cash prizes to winners and runners-up teams. The medals and cash prizes were also handed over among the best players, refrees and coaches of the participating schools. Among others, Director, Youth Services and Sports S. Jaipal Singh, Deputy Director, Youth Services and Sports. Ashok Kumar and large number of sports lovers were present.
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