National School Games in Volleyball; J&K begins in style; drubs CBSE 2-0 in opening tie

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 12/9/2019 10:32:47 PM

JAMMU, Dec 9: Advisor to LG, Farooq Khan declared open 65th National School Games Under-17 Boys Volleyball in an impressive, colourful and well attended function amid festivity at Khel Gaon Nagrota, here today.
More than 500 spikers from 36 teams of different parts of the country are taking part in a five-day long event.
Speaking on the occasion, Advisor Khan said that sports and games imbibe team spirit and inculcate discipline among the players.
He said the mega events like this, apart from providing opportunity to young sportspersons to hone their skill to be ready to represent the country, also help them to exchange culture with their counterparts from the other States.
Terming the venue beautiful and picturesque, Advisor Khan lavished praise for the custodians of this newly developed sports facility for its development.
Earlier, in his address, AK Mehta described the venue as unique with regard to its beauty and environment.
The DG Sports said that the efforts are on to make Khel Gaon hub of sports in Jammu and Kashmir, adding that events like 65th National School Games in the discipline of Volleyball Under-17 Boys’, will go a long way in establishing this sports facility and making it a real asset in sports.
Saleem-ur-Rehman further said that every participating State/ Union Territory will be planting 15 trees/plants in a specific area provided to them by the hosts.
The vote of thanks was presented by Bashir Ahmed, Joint Director YSS (Kashmir).
Meanwhile, J&K began its campaign in style by winning the inaugural tie in style, defeating CBSE by 2-0 (24-17, 25-9).
In other first round matches of the day, Uttrakhand beat MP 2-0 (25-9, 25-17), Vidya Bharti defeated Daman & Deo 2-0 (25-9, 25-11), Telangana trounced KVS 2-0 (25-22, 25-13), Haryana beat Punjab 2-0 (25-17, 25-20) and Gujarat outplayed CISE 2-0 (25-8, 25-17).



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