The Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) tournament offers an ideal platform for rural sportsmen to exhibit their talents and excel in their chosen fields of sport, Collector Siddharth Jain has said.

Mr. Jain was speaking after inaugurating the district level PYKKA sports meet at Sardar Patel stadium in the town on Friday.

He said the government had accorded paramount significance to promote various sports, especially the traditional games such as kabaddi and kho-kho through PYKKA.

The budding rural sportsmen should utilise the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and become sportsmen of high repute, he said, and asked the Physical Education Directors to identify and encourage the talented sportsmen.

District Sports Development Officer Kabeer Das spoke.