He said sports helps in overall development.
"The youth has nothing to do after 6 pm even in Srinagar city. They do not have a cinema hall, cafes or a place to go out for entertainment," Malilk said while addressing sarpanches here.
Talking about the active participation of the youth of the state in sports, he said Real Kashmir, a football team of Kashmir, recently defeated Mohun Bagan football club and the match was watched by 27,000 people.
On the recently held local bodies elections, he said despite receiving threat calls, the state managed to conduct peaceful polls.
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