Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Mr Baseer Khan on Tuesday inaugurated Jammu Kashmir Premiere League, a cricket tournament that will see teams clash to grab the champions title. “It is high time that we garner the talent of our youth and build a sportsmanship characters in them,” Khan told the audience.
Khan, while inaugurating the tournament thanked Lt Governor Manoj Sinha for guidance and said that his enthusiasm has lead to such an important event in Shehr e Khas. Lt Governor has also planned to uplift and build sports infrastructure across the state. At places new places will be made and wherever necessary, the existing places will be uplifted to match a better class that helps to create a better sports environment in the UT.
The tournament is being organised by The INS in collaboration with Green Valley Educational Institute.
“Our youth have immense potential and when they get a chance they make their mark on national as well as international level,” Khan said, adding that these tournaments help us in polishing the talent.
Khan told the audience that Lt Governor Manoj Sinha is personally looking after the problems faced by youth and is very keen in uplifting them.
“In pandemic, young generation had to stay indoors and couldn’t do many things but with this event we are boosting the morale and creating strong teams that know how to stay by each other,” Khan explained, adding that this team spirit is important in nation building.
Secretary J&K Sports council Nuzhat Gul was also present on the occassion. Chairman Green Valley Educational institute Mohammad Yousuf Wani, Chief Editor INS Qazi Ishtiyaq, Editor INS Maruf Abdullah and Editor INS Sohail Khan were also present on the occasion.
Among the other dignitaries present on the occasion were police officials and district officials who hailed the efforts by Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.
Sinha has been very keen, since assuming office to make every effort that rekindles the morale among youth to achieve success at different levels including education and other activities.
Khan informed the audience that Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has envisioned a playground for every Panchayat Halqa.
“That will be a game changer for our youth who have been under tremendous pressure since pandemic,” Khan said.
The ground for tournament is being provided and maintained by Green Valley Educational institute.
The guests hailed the efforts of the UT administration to engage the youth in better activities. This, guests said will give young generation a better avenue and take them away from activities detrimental to their physical, mental and psychological well being.