Kashmir which was known for stone pelting now known for sports activities: Minister Anurag Thakur

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Baramulla, Feb 10: Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday said that the Kashmir Valley, which was earlier known for stone pelting incidents is now known for Football and other sports activities.

Addressing a gathering at the inaugural function of Khelo India Winter Games at Gulmarg, Thakur, as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said the youth who were holding stones in their hands are now indulging in sports activities, thereby making the nation proud.

While appreciating the role of Jammu and Kashmir government, he said the government made it possible to change Kashmir situation in just 3 years, which earlier could not be done in 75 years.

“It is really a proud movement for all of us that Jammu and Kashmir is hosting the Khelo India Games for the third time, which other states failed to”, he said.

He said that they will soon have a number of star athletes, as the youth are highly involved in games, be it Football, Wushu, Cricket, Skiing or other sports activities.

“Jammu and Kashmir’s every district is now having an indoor stadium and every village a play field, which itself speaks how the situation has taken a U-turn,” he said—(KNO)

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( With inputs from : roshankashmir.net )

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