Jammu, In continuation with a series of events to mark International Women’s Day celebrations, the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council on Monday felicitated women achievers and outstanding girl athletes at ’10 Ka Dum’ Empowering Women Through Sports event here at Maulana Azad Stadium.
Secretary Sports Council, Nuzhat Gul was the chief guest on the occasion.
She was flanked by Director Youth Services and Sports, Subhash Chander Chibber.
The organising authorities felicitated the athletes with certificates while the women achievers from different departments were presented mementoes.
The special attraction of the event was Gymnastic, Yoga, Fencing and Wushu performances by the female players, who performed their skills in the arena.
Divisional Sports Officer, Jammu, Ashok Singh presented the welcome address and highlighted the importance of the event and appreciated initiatives of the Secretary for being the first of its kind by the Sports Council to encourage the female staff players and public.
Speaking on the occasion, Gul encouraged the women athletes and gave them ‘mantra’ of success and motivated them to courageously fight all odds in the society.
She also appealed to the society to respect the women folk, who are giving their life in nation building and development.
Earlier, the function started with a speech by Advocate Anshuja Tak followed by Dr Rehana Ahatar, Deputy Director YSS Misba Anjuman, State Tax Officer Anisa Navi, Joint Director Planning, Ashu Gupta.