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Empower women through sports: Parra

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SRINAGAR: Secretary J&K State Sports Council, Waheed Ur Rehman Parra, said called for empowering women through larger participation in sports.
He was speaking in the final of of hockey tournament in which Women’s College MA Road defetaed Physical College Ganderbal. “As students showed keen interest in the sport, the hockey tournament for girls was held after more than 20 years,” said Coach J.S Mehta.
“We played five-a-side and managed to form eight teams. We received good support from colleges of Baramulla and Ganderbal besides other higher education institutions and clubs.
The girls are enthusiastic and we are happy that the sport is reviving,” coach said.After 20 years, hockey tournament was organized by Kashmir Hockey Academy in collaboration with J&K State Sports Council for the revival of women’s hockey in Kashmir.

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