Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Avny Lavasa interacting with young female athletes at Khel Gaon, Nagrota in Jammu.

JAMMU : It has been observed that women are at par with men in the present era. Or in other words, one observes gender equality in every field and not to talk of the field of sports only in the modern era.
Watching budding girls sweating-it-out and vying for the top honours in sports in the scorching heat brings an ecstatic feeling in everybody’s mind.
This was stated by Ms Avny Lavasa, Deputy Commissioner Jammu while inaugurating
a series of sports competitions of the girls category at Khel Goan, Nagrota, near here today. The Inter-Zonal District Level competitions in the sports disciplines of Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Volleyball, Tug of War, Chess and Carrom under-14 and under-17 years girls drawn from all 14 Zones of District Jammu are being organised by District Youth Services and Sports Office Jammu.
Around 1200 players are taking part in the competitions.
Ms Lavasa was the chief guest on the inaugural ceremony, while Special Secretary to Government Youth Services and Sports Department, Neelam Khajuria was the guest of honour.
Earlier, before the players pledged for playing the game with true sporting spirit, the District Youth Services and Sports Officer Jammu Sukh Dev Raj Sharma welcomed the chief guest and the guest of honour with mementoes as a token of gratitude from the organisers.
He also extended them thanks for gracing the occasion by attending the ceremony despite their busy schedule.
While speaking on the occasion, the chief guest termed the sportspersons as the messengers of peace, harmony and prosperity.
She advised the young female athletes to take part in games and sports to not to derail from the mainstream.
While lavishing praise on the organisers for holding the event in a most befitting manner, Ms Lavasa said that such mega events apart from helping youth to showcase their sporting skill, also help them not to fall prey to drugs and other allied social evils.
The tournament is being organised, under the chairmanship of Director Youth Services and Sports J&K, Subhash Chander Chibber and under the prime guidance of Deputy Director Central, Jitinder Mishra and guidance of Joint Director YSS Jammu, Suram Chand Sharma.
Meanwhile, in Carrom under-14 girls singles, Tiya Zone Miran Sahib emerged winner, while Pooja Devi Zone Jammu remained runners-up.
In Carrom under-14 girls doubles, Poonam/Nista Zone Gandhi Nagar emerged winner, while Sonia/Manisha Zone Gandhi Nagar remained runners-up.
In Carrom under-17 girls singles, Siya of Akhnoor Zone got the better of Saneha of Satwari Zone in the final, while in Carrom under-17 girls doubles, Anjali/ Garu Devi of Satwari Zone won the title by defeating the duo of Harleen/Vashali of Miran Sahib Zone.
The competitions were officiated by a panel of experts of the Department of Youth Services and Sports.

Issued by
Media & Publicity Wing of DYSS