Rugby gaining popularity among Sports in Jammu & Kashmir
Srinagar, August 20 - Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Medical Education and Technical education, Mr. R. S. Chib today said like football and cricket, Rugby sports is gaining popularity among sports lovers. He asked the youth of the State to participate with full vigour and zeal in Rugby.
The Minister was addressing participants of 4th State Rugby Championship concluding function at Polo-ground yesterday evening. He said that Rugby is valued as a sport for men and women, boys and girls as it builds team spirit, understanding, cooperation and respect for fellow athletes, Mr. Chib assured of full support from the government in order to popularize the sport among t he masses of the State.
Earlier, President Rugby Association, Mr. Salman Hafiz and General Secretary, Mr. Irfan Ahmad apprised the Minister about the importance of the sport and gave resume of the event.
Later, Mr. Chib distributed prizes among the winners. In sub juniors, Green Valley received the first, Linton Hall second and presentation convent and Minto Circle third position. In junior girls, again Green Valley bagged first, Linton Hall second and Jammu district third. In senior boys, Rugby Bulls topped while as Bell Mont stood at second and Warrior Club stood third.