JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik today inaugurated 64th National School Games – Football U 17 (Boys), in a function organized here at BSF Sports Stadium, Paloura.
In all, 37 teams from across India are participating in this 5 day Football tournament.
Welcoming the participants to this Tournament, Governor noted that Football is a very popular game with followers around the world and it is also loved by people here in J&K. He expressed his happiness in hosting teams from all over the country in this Tournament.
Emphasizing the crucial importance of sports for ensuring physical well being and overall personality development of youngsters, the Governor observed that such Tournaments provide platform to the youngsters to showcase their talent and excel in their chosen sports besides giving chance to interact and know people from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds and inculcate in them the values of sharing, discipline and team spirit.
The Governor complimented the Department of Youth Services and Sports, J&K, for hosting this Football tournament and wished all the participating teams very best of their playing. He urged them to enjoy the playing as much as they can and take home good memories of the Tournament and their stay here.