Inter-school Zonal, Block level competitions in full swing

JAMMU: The ongoing inter-school zonal level and block level competitions across different disciplines and in various age groups under Centrally sponsored scheme of Khelo India helped generate renewed interest in sports across the state.

The competitions are being conducted by the Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) under the supervision of concerned District Development Commissioners (DDCs). The different aspect of Khelo India programme was introduction of competition in lower age groups of 6-12 year and 12-14 year in an effort to generate awareness among young students at school level.

SATWARI ZONE: Headmaster of Government High School Jammu Cantonment, Raj Rani declared open the girls under-12 year, 16-year and 19-year competitions of Satwari Zone under Khelo India.

The opening day of the two-day meet witnessed deciders of different events in different age groups.

The Results (Finals): Kabaddi: 17-19 yrs: GHSS Satwari beat GHSS Mandal 17-15. 13-16 year: Government Higher Secondary School Satwari outplayed GHS Raipur Satwari 13-11. 6-12 year: Government Middle School Rakh Bandu beat Government Model Middle School Jammu Cantonment 19-13. Kho-Kho: 17-19 year: GGHSS Satwari beat Shiksha Nikaten HSS 10-05.13-16 year: GHSS Satwari beat Govt HS Old Satwari 07-05. 6-12 year: Govt MS Bure Chak beat Goverment MS Rakh Bindu 10-05.

The technical penal comprised Hardev Singh, Puspinder, Sunita Kumari, Gurpreet Kour, Vishal Mangotra, Harminder Singh, Gurbachan Singh, Kuldeep Singh, Gaurav Sharma, Rajesh, Ravinder Singh, Harpreet Bhalla Rajiv Kumar and Rohaniat.

GANDHI NAGAR ZONE: Inter-school competition for boys and girls also held for Gandhi Nagar zone at Green Fields ground, Jammu under the supervision of ZPEO, Anju Gupta. The Results: Wrestling: Boys: 13-16 year: Below 35 kg: Saif Ali (LHS Bain Bajalta), Ist. Below 38 kg: Kalu Din (LHS Bian Bajalta), Ist. Below 41 kg: Kanihya, GMS Chhanni Himmat, Ist. Below 60 kg: Mohd Irfan, HS Chowadi, Ist. Below 66 kg: Mangal Singh, HSS Surinsar.

JOURIAN ZONE: Inter-school competition in girls section of Jourian zone declared open by Tehsildar Jourian, Mohit Gupta, who interacted with the young female athletes and encouraged them to be active in sports. He was accompanied by Executive Officer, Juhri Lal Sharma and Headmaster of the host school, Sham Lal Sharma.

The competition is being held under the overall supervision of ZPEO Jourian, Jaswant Singh Manhas. The opening day witnessed preliminary round of the competition and the final results are expected tomorrow.

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