Srinagar, July 02: Kashmir valley’s biggest Football extravaganza “Kashmir Mega Football” is back with it’s 9th edition, kickstarted at TRC’s Synthetic turf in capital city Srinagar.
The grand event was inaugurated by Ms Nuzhat Gull, Secretary J&K sports Council in presence of the revered dignitaries including Dr Bilal Ahmad Mir, Administrator Ujala Cygnus Hospital Kashmir, Renowned Social activist Haji Mohd Ashraf, Chairman J&K Football Association Nazir Ahmad, Sunil Gupta MD Ispat India, Ex Chairman JKFC Waseem Aslam, Dr Burhan President Water Sports Association and others.
A colourful opening and inaugural ceremony was held where the chief organiser and host, Farooq Ganderbali welcomed the Chief Guest and other dignitaries followed by the inaugural match scheduled between JK United FC and Jhelum FC.
The tournament which has proved to be the biggest Football extravaganza in Kashmir over the years is an annual mega sports event of the Voice for Peace and Justice NGO.
Hundreds of talented youth from across the Kashmir Valley take part in this Mega event every year and showcase their talents at such a big level.
Motto behind the tournament is to engage more and more youth to channelize their potential in the positive direction of nation building and fitness. Farooq Ganderbali, Patron Voice for Peace and Justice said that his NGO is with full dedication working to promote sports and engaging youth to the mainstream career orientation. He said it’s very pleasing to see youth getting into sports and contributing to the restoration of peace and development in Kashmir. With the intend of working for youth development in terms of Sports and by other youth friendly means, VPJ has been injecting fuel of positive energy into the youth and Kashmir youth is no longer interested in any anti-social or anti-national activity, instead Kashmir youth are eyeing on to see themselves performing in Olympic games and other international events to make a name for them, their family, their JK UT and their country.
Pertinently, the Kashmir Mega Football Tournament has made a mark over the years and it also witnessed kind presence of the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha ji in the Final of its previous edition, where LG appreciated the efforts of Voice for Peace and Justice for bringing the youth to such an aesthetic sports platform and work in the direction of peace and presperity.
The inaugural match sprayed thrilling sensation among the players and the spectators and the match ended with Jehlum FC beating JK United FC by 3 goals to 2.