Sports imperative for overall growth of youth: Shaheen

Envisioning crucial role for youth to steering out Jammu and Kashmir from morass created by PDP-BJP alliance, NC district president Sajjad Shaheen today said the people feel dejected and let down by abject failure of the previous government lead by Mehbooba Mufti on every front.

While addressing a massive youth gatherings during the prize distribution ceremonies of Sher-e-Kashmir memorial volleyball tournaments held at Chaknarwah and Neel organised by Party’s Youth wing of Panchayat Chaknarwah and block committee Neel in Banihal constituency, Shaheen called upon the youth to become agents of change and said that the State is passing through very difficult times where on one hand youth of the State are being pushed against the wall and on the other hand a conspiracy is being hatched to vitiate communal harmony in the state and it is the youth who have an important and a valuable role to play in addressing some of the most significant and inter related challenges faced by the people.

The district president said that the anti-people policies of the PDP-BJP dispensation have brought the State at the volatile cross roads of history where nothing is visible except uncertainty, fear and harassment.

Lauding the Block committee National Conference, Neel and youth wing of panchayat Chaknarwah for organizing such a mega event, Shaheen exuded confidence that it will help in achieving the objective of overall development of youngsters and generate awareness among them about the need of sports personality development.

The District President exhorted youngsters to put in their best and strive for excellence in play-fields without compromising their academics. He appreciated the enthusiasm of young volleyball players and hoped with dint of determination they will make mark in various competitions.

Shaheen said that Jammu and Kashmir does not lack talent but the need is only to identify and sharpen it. He said that sports are not only imperative for mental and physical growth of the children but it opens up vistas of opportunities to them as far as career is concerned.

In this context, he referred to various big names, who have made their mark in different sports as professionals.

Sajjad Shaheen complimented the management for organising the sports event in a befitting manner, saying that these remain treasure for the young people all their life.


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