Deputy Commissioner, Dr Owais Ahmad Tuesday congratulated the young martial arts players of Shopian who won gold and silver medals at 64th school National Squay Championship at New Delhi.
Deputy Commissioner, while hailing the young players, said that the youth of the district are proving their abilities at every front and the Khelo Shopian, in which thousands of youth participated has shown bright results with the rise of youngsters from district winning prizes at different national and international levels.
Four youth of Shopian who won gold and silver medals in national squay championship in New Delhi are Tawqeer Ashraf resident of Hergam Shopian, Faizan Ayoib (tiger) resident of Pinjora Shopian; both won golden medals and Liaba Imtiyaz resident of Gagren and Raja Younis of Batpora Shopian won silver medals in this championship.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the government is making all endeavours to revive the sports infrastructure. He said that the administration is planning to establish modern indoor and outdoor stadiums to facilitate the youth and prove their abilities.
He added that the youth are enthusiastic and they are continuously bringing laurels to Jammu and Kashmir and Nation as well. He further said that the youth have excelled not only at national level but also at international level.
Hailing Ehsan Bodha, winner of gold medal at recently held Sqay Martial Arts Championship at South Korea, the DC said that the youth of Shopian have made the district proud.