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JAMMU: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Senior Vice President Yudhvir Sethi on Thursday said sports not only generate a competitive spirit amongst sportspersons but also inculcates discipline in them and enables them to lead a respectful life.
He was speaking after witnessing exhibition matches of Gymnastics organised by J&K State Sports Council in MA Stadium.
Appreciating hard work of gymnasts who displayed their talent, Yudhvir Sethi said gymnastics including that of floor exercises, rhythmic gymnastics, parallel bars, mounting horse and other such events displayed by young boys and girls calls for appreciation and encouragement.
“Seeing the talent that youngsters possess, I strongly recommend that these gymnasts should be provided with world class infrastructure so that they could practice and perform at international arenas,” he said adding that sports had never remained a priority for any government but this for the first time that Union Government is building massive infrastructure to ensure more children take to sports and perform well. The BJP leader earlier planted saplings in the stadium premises sending a message of protecting climate. He said climate change adversely affects health and sending the gravity of situation more trees should be planted in Jammu and Kashmir to maintain ecology.
BJP leaders present on the occasion were Govind Sareen, Naresh Abrol, Anil Masoom, Ramparsad, Ravi Singh, Sunny Sehgal, Nipun, Swarn Singh, Sudhir Anand, Harbhajan Singh Gulshan, Suresh Abrol and Subash. Later Yudhvir Sethi distributed gifts amongst the performers. He appreciated their talent and asked them to keep practising till they achieve perfection.
He appreciated coaches who are imparting training to the budding gymnasts. Later the organisers presented a memento the visiting Chief Guest. Prominent sportspersons present on the occasion were Krupali Singh (Arjuna awardee) Member, JKSSC, Satish Manager, ISC Jammu, S.P Manager Mini-Stadium Parade, Manisha Gupta, Gysmantics Coach, Mitali (State awardee) International Player, Palak Kour (State awardee) International Player, Parul Mehra, International Player and many other national medalists in Gymanstics.
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