## J&K: Cricket tournament for specially-abled culminates at Anantnag ##

The two-day Javid Abidi memorial cricket tournament for specially-abled culminated at Government Degree College for boys in Anantnag.
Held in Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the tournament was organised by Anantnag District administration in collaboration with Humanity Welfare organization.
A total of eight teams, two each from Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and one each from Budgam and Shopian participated in the tournament.
District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag, K.K. Siddha who was the chief guest on the occasion distributed sports kits, trophies, mementos and appreciation certificates among the winner and runner up teams.
During the tournament, Anantnag (A) defeated Pulwama (A) by 64 runs and thus lifted the winning trophy of the tournament.
On the occasion, Siddha said that the aim of organising the sports event is to encourage the persons with disabilities and bring smiles on their faces.
He said the district administration is working on a comprehensive skill development plan to facilitate economic independence of all educated youngsters with special focus on specially-abled persons.
He assured every kind of support to the disabled persons, saying that it was the ethical duty of all citizens to contribute towards the well-being and prosperity of specially-abled community.
Earlier, the DDC also distributed trophies and sports kits at sports stadium, Anantnag, where zone level under-19 volleyball tournament was being conducted, the final match of which was played between Hr. Secondary Schools Anantnag and Dalgam. Anantnag won by a goal.
Among others Principal GDC, Boys Anantnag, ACR, District Social Welfare officer and DYSO and other officers were present on the occasion.