Wanaparthy: Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy launched the State-level tournament of ‘T10 Tribal Premier Cricket League’ for Girls at Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential School at Marrikunta village in Wanaparthy on Thursday. Eight teams from across the State will be participating in the tournament in order to pave way for national-level league championship. The all-girls cricket tournament will be held from August 22 to 25 and the winner team will be promoted for nationals.
After taking the guard of honour from players, who had come from eight districts of Telangana including Nalgonda, Rangareddy, Mahabubnagar, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Medak, Wanaparthy and Khammam, the Minister hoisted the tricolour and lit the torch which was then relayed by national players from the gurukuls.
Addressing the tribal girl competitors, Niranjan Reddy said that the State government was committed to promote education of girls and the residential school system which was becoming a model for the entire country in terms of exemplary performance by the students, sports, co-curricular and other activities.
“During my interactions with the students studying in gurukul schools, I have observed that the amount of satisfaction and pleasure they were deriving during their schooling in these Gurukuls is high and they all were very much thankful to the State government for restructuring, modernizing and improving the standards of education in State-run institutions,” he said.
He opined that the students studying in these government-run institutions would emerge to maximum heights in their academic endeavours. He advised the students to strive hard and reach hights in their desired career like Mithali Raj, Captain of Team India Women’s Cricket, who brought laurels to her State and the country as well.