JAMMU: The Director General of Police, K. Rajendra today declared open the 5-day 60th National School Games (NSG) in the sports discipline of Badminton.
The tournament was organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports (YSS) under the aegis of School Games Federation of India (SGFI) and is being played between under 14 years Boys and Girls at University of Jammu.
As many as 60 teams 30 each Boys and Girls from different States and Union Territories of the country are taking part in the tournament. These included Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Vidya Bharathi, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Haryana, Gujrat, Manipur, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, JNVS, Telangana, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.
Director General Youth Services and Sports (YSS), Navin Aggarwal, who is also Chairman of the organizing committee of 60th National School Games was also present on the occasion.
DG Police who was the Chief Guest on the occasion welcomed the participant teams. He revealed that winning is not important only one can win but the players should be played in a true sports man-ship. He said most of them have come to the Jammu and Kashmir for first time , adding that such tournaments gave an opportunity to the budding youth to improve their hidden talent besides familiarize themselves about the about the culture of each other States.
He asked them to sharpen their skill which will enable them to participate in national and international levels.
The DG appreciated the department of Youth Services and Sports for organizing such mega event in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Mr. Rajendra appreciated the players who participated in March past at the beginning of the tournament. He announced Rs 1000 each student of Manipor for showing excellence in the march past on the occasion.
The Director General YSS Mr. Aggarwal while welcoming the participant teams said that the department has already made arrangements of boarding & lodging for guest players at Youth Hostel Nagrota. He thanked the Police Department and University of Jammu for their cooperation in making the event a grand success.
The DG YSS said that the tournamentwas scheduled to be held in September 2014 at Srinagar but due to flood the tournament is now held at Jammu. He hoped that the players will enjoy this championship at Jammu.
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