Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, September 25: A two-day judo competition is taking place at the indoor sports complex of MA stadium at the initiative of Jammu & Kashmir Sports Council’s ‘My Youth My Pride’, where former minister Sat Sharma was the guest principal, here today.
More than 300 players participate in the tournament in the sub junior, junior and senior categories. Former Minister Sat Sharma (CA) was the chief guest at the occasion who was welcomed by Council members.
Sharma was also accompanied by Suraj Sharma (General Secy JK Judo Association), Shweta Thakur (Member JK Sports Council), Satish Gupta (Member Indoor Complex MAM Stadium), Vinay Sharma (Sr. Handball Coach), Arshi Nad (Sr. Judo Coach ), Suraj Singh (Head Judo Coach), Danish Sharma (SMVDSB Stadium Judo Coach), Rameshwar Jamwal (BSF Judo Coach) and many more including parents and spectators.
Sat Sharma commended the Council for organizing the event by involving the youths and said there is a need to identify hidden talents in the villages by organizing such competitions there. “Young people need to be educated and familiarized with the benefits of sport,” he added.
Sharma said judo is a difficult game, but players who like a challenge enjoy it very much. The love of judo among young Kashmiri helps channel their energy in the right direction which will benefit them and the society. It teaches self-defense as well as mannerism, he said.
Sharma also asked young people to stay away from the evils of society and involve their minds in positive activities.