JK News Today
Udhampur, March 07:
On the eve of International Women’s Day & with an aim to empower, encourage & engage girls of the region in a constructive way, Indian Army organised a Badminton Competition for girls at the Indoor Sports Stadium, Reasi. The aim of organising the event was to celebrate International Women’s Day by promoting sporting spirit amongst the girls & provide them with a platform wherein they can showcase their abilities & fighting spirit.
To reaffirm its commitment towards fostering peace, empowering girls and also to provide an impetus to the sporting talents in the region, the tournament which was organised on 07 March 2021 at Reasi saw huge crowds turning up to watch their daughters play.
The Badminton Tournament was a crowd puller and attracted huge audiences from the region. The event also saw wide scale participation by girls from the area. The event was conducted for three age categories; 8-12 Years, 13-16 Years and 17 Years & above. The girls competed very hard and a tough fight was clearly seen amongst the girls during the finals. It was heartening to see the girls of all age groups putting in their heart & soul, displaying high quality of sporting spirit & sporting abilities.
The locals lauded the efforts of Indian Army for organising such an event exclusively for the girls of the region as the people are now slowly and steadily coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic scare. Today the girls of J&K are more confident of facing the challenges in life & surmounting all difficulties. Such events organized by the Indian Army go a long way to prepare the youth of the UT to contribute positively towards nation building. The conduct of such events will go a long way in further strengthening the existing bond between Awam and Indian Army in the UT of J&K.