Indian Army hosted the first women's football match in Kashmir with an aim of reviving the sporting activities after the COVID-19 hiatus.
In order to promote sports activities including women's football, the first football match was held after the pandemic. Over the past few months, schools and colleges have been closed, causing mental stress on students. Therefore, the Army has created a friendly atmosphere for sports activities, including women's football in collaboration with Delhi Public School (DPS) and was played between Delhi Public School and Real Kashmir.
"The basic theme of our school is 'girl should be given importance'. Every day at 8 am, girls come to practice, which is remarkable. We recently started cycle club, the very first day we got 68 entries. So, there is a lot of sport which is lacking. We are now building a sports academy," Vijay Dhar (President of DPS School) said.
The match was brilliantly organised by the authorities following the COVID protocols as the girls enjoyed a lot and asked for more such initiatives in order to promote football among the girls of Kashmir.
"I am thankful to everyone who has participated in this event; we have been actively organising different events for different sports, the major objective behind this match is to promote football in Kashmir and to promote it between girls. Last week, we organised an adventure camp, when I talked to the girls, they all told me that these activities help them to release stress, kids are becoming dependent on social media, these type of activities help in maintaining the balance," Rajiv Chauhan (Major General) said.