Jammu : The spikers from all over the country are set to rock as Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha will inaugurate the 48th edition of Junior National Volleyball Championship from November 14 here at Maulana Azad Stadium.
Sharing details of the tournament, Additional Director General of Police, Jammu Mukesh Singh, who is also special organising secretary of the tournament, this evening here told reporters, “the Volleyball Association of J&K in collaboration with J&K Sports Council under the auspicious of Volleyball Federation of India is hosting 48th Junior National Volleyball Championship for Boys & Girls at M.A Stadium Jammu from November 14 to 19.”
He was flanked by Secretary, J&K Sports Council, Nuzhal Gul.
He stated that preparations are going on in full swing for this week-long National Championship being held here after a gap of 14 years.
“So far nearly 1100 players and officials representing 52 teams in both Boys and Girls from 26 States and UTs have confirmed their participation in the championship,” said Singh adding that the championship will inspire youth across the Union Territory of J&K towards sports in general and Volleyball in particular.
“As per suggestions of Technical Officials of Volleyball Federation of India, six Open-Air Volleyball Courts, three inside and as many outside Stadium for competition purpose are formed and 40 matches will be played daily,” he asserted.
“With the efforts of J&K Sports Lovers and Sport Associations of J&K, Government, we shall energize the youth of J&K toward National re-construction and National building apart from shunning them from drug-menace which has taken alarming situation in various parts of the country,” he added and said, “our focus will be on Nasha Mukat Abhiyan, to wean away youth from militancy as well as by show-casing the various aspects of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’, “Fit India”, “My Youth My Pride” etc. during the championship.”
Secretary, J&K Sports Council, Nuzhal Gul expressed that this year six national level events were organised in Jammu and Kashmir, adding, “we have been focusing upon infrastructure, manpower and facilities and after meeting all requirements, the change is visible in the sports sector and the Jammu and Kashmir administration is leaving no stone unturned in providing world class infrastructure to our players vis-a-vis the national/international level teams visiting the Union Territory for prestigious events in future.”
“The best spikers have been selected in J&K team and our morale is also high. We hope for better results in the competition,” said an official of Volleyball Association of Jammu and Kashmir.