JAMMU: Forests Minister Choudhary Lal Singh has said that sports should be made integral part of everyday life. Sports are not only important for physical well-being but also for overall development of an individual.
Singh was speaking after inaugurating the newly built wrestling ring at Rajbagh in Kathua district, his home constituency. This wrestling ring will benefit the wrestlers of the area to hone their wrestling skills which will further help them to show their talent in competitions at various levels.
After inaugurating the ring which is named after the Minister himself, Lal Singh said that wrestling is a great example of rural sports, adding that the ring will provide a great opportunity to the budding sportsmen who are interested to participate in the wrestling events.
Sports, he said, strengthens the communal harmony which is essential for any society, state or nation to develop.
The wrestlers from all over the State and adjoining States like Punjab and Himachal Pradesh can also take benefit from this wrestling ring, he said adding that sports is the only medium by which the youth can stay away from drug abuse and many other social evils besides developing leadership and sportsmanship among themselves.
Several budding wrestlers participated in the maiden competition on this ring and desired to bring laurels to the state in National and International level.