Indian Army organises Jashn-E-Janoob, sports festival for youth in Kashmir

Shopian (J&K), Aug 31 (ANI): Indian Army has organised Jashn-E-Janoob, a sports festival to motivate the Kashmiri youth towards sports activities, in a bid to reduce militancy in the area. The 15-day long event - Jashn-E-Janoob - was concluded on August 31. A score of youngsters participated in the festival and demonstrated various sports including kabaddi, running, and sky martial arts.“These kinds of events are good for the people of Kashmir because they give them exposure and motivation to do something in life. Sports is the best way to all the hazardous things out of the mind”, a martial artist told ANI. During the festival, the 111-feet tallest flag also hoisted by, GoC Chinar Corps and IGP Kashmir in installed in the sports stadium. Speaking at the ceremony, the Lieutenant General DP Pandey, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps (15 Corps) said that there could be the next Olympian from south Kashmir."I congratulate to the people for enjoying this festival. I also congratulate the civil administrations and who collectively along with 1000 athletes, sportsmen concluded this South Kashmir Sports Festival," the GoC Chinar Corps said. He also said that he believes that next Parvez Rasool, PV Sindhu, Chanu Saikhom Mirabai, and Neeraj Chopra will be from here and made the country pound.

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