Srinagar,July 22 (Scoop News) -Haryana Korfball team lifted 20th National Korfball Championship today defeating J&K team.
The 4-day National Championship was organized by J&K Korfball Association in collaboration with J&K State Sports Council and Korfball Federation in which 20 teams from the country participated.
Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports, R S Chib was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that Korfball game is a new sport in which both male and female play jointly and has recognition at world level. He said the game will give a chance to both the genders to come face to face and prove their talent now in the playing fields also. Complimenting the winning and participating teams for their participation in the national event, the Minister said that such occasion give an opportunity to players to share and know new from each other experiences.
Referring to development in sports sector, the Minister said that the present government under the leadership of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has taken up various mega and micro projects to facilitate the sports persons of the state. He said Chief Minister and Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Makan are showing keenness in promotion of sports in the State, adding that development of sports infrastructure besides holding of national events in the state for last three years will go a long way in expanding sports activities across the state.
Chib said the rural and far-off areas are also witnessing momentum of development and expansion in sports sector by way of developing sports fields and holding of tournaments at Block and Panchayat levels.
Later, the Minister gave away prizes and trophies among the winner and runner-up teams besides medals to the players of teams get third and fourth places.
Among others, Secretary, J&K State Sports Council, Dalip Thussu, Secretary General, Korfball Federation of India, Dinkar, Deputy Director, Youth Services and Sports, Ashok Kumar, Member, J&K State Sports Council, Fazal, Working President, J&K Korfball Association and sports lovers were present.