JAMMU-Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Mr. Raman Bhalla today declared 2-day Body Building Championship Mr. J&K-2012, open.
The championship has been organized by Body Building Association J&K (BBAJK) in collaboration with Indian Body Builders Federation at Police Auditorium.
About 150 body builders from across the Jammu and Kashmir State are expected to participate in 2- day Championship.
Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise, J&K Mr. Rajesh Puri was also present on the occasion, as guest of honor.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Bhalla said that sports are imperative for over all personality development of youth as these help in inculcating discipline among them . He said that the Government was endeavoring hard to create adequate sports infrastructure in every nook and corner of the State to provide youth an opportunity to excel in the sports of their choice.
The Minister informed that sports stadiums w being constructed at district and block levels to provide necessary facilities to the youth. He asked the youth to come forward and participate in such type of tournaments being held at various levels in the State from time to time.
Mr. Bhalla stressed upon parents and teachers to imbibe liking for sports among the youth so that they can grow into physical and mentally strong citizens and contribute in the development of state and the nation.
The Minister said that to promote the activities of body building in the state and to motivate the youth of J&K, the Body Building Association J&K has played vital role to affiliate all the gym/clubs of all the districts of the State to educate them for latest information regarding body building.