Tangmarg: National Conference leader Farooq Ahmad Shah along with Former Minister Javid Ahamd Dar Sunday Kick Started the Kunzar Premier League (KPL) at Kunzer in Tangmarg.
Sixty four teams of the Tangmarg Constituency are participating in this sixth edition of the tournament which is being organised by the former IAS officer himself.
Speaking on the occasion, Farooq Shah said that Gulmarg constituency was rich in sporting talent with Youth already having received acknowledgement in Ski sports throughout the world. He said the local youth had enormous sporting talent which needed to be channelized in a proper way and providing platforms like this tournament was key to that. He said youth need the facilities to explore their talent and providing sports fields, stadiums, sports academies and other such facilities would of great help to these youth.
Mr. Shah said that he has joined politics only with an aim to help the youth in whatever way he could. He said when the National Conference govt would take over, he would ensure that Tangmarg Constituency gets all kind of sports infrastructure the local youth require to excel their talent. He said footfall, Cricket and other sports would be promoted in the area whereas the Ski sports infrastructure in Gulmarg would also be upgraded.
Meanwhile former Deputy Commissioner turned Politician Shaukat Ahmad Mir and a large number of locals were also present in the inaugural match that was played between Shooch Palpora and Groom Ahmadpora teams. (KNS)