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SRINAGAR: J&K police in its endeavor to strengthen the police public relations and to channelize the talent of budding youth of the state towards the positive direction, organized the Sports festivals at District levels. These Sports festivals were today organized at Anantnag, Awantipora and Shopian. In Anantnag the festival was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Shri Mohammad Younis Malik and SSP Anantnag Shri Altaf Ahmad Khan at Government Degree College Anantnag. DIG South Kashmir Shri Shyam Prakash Pani was the chief guest on the occasion. In Awantipora the sports festival was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor Islamic University Awantipora who was the chief guest on the occasion, Shri Mushtaq Ahmad Siddiqi  and SSP Awantipora Shri Mohammad Zahid, at District Police Lines Awantipora and in Shopian the festival was inaugurated by SSP Shopian Shri Shriram Ambarkar.

While speaking on the occasion in Anantnag, DC Anantnag hailed District Police Anantnag for organizing the mega festival which will help in collocating sports culture among youth while in Awantipora Chief Guest Shri Mushtaq Ahmad Siddiqi while speaking on the occasion lauded the role of J&K Police in organizing such type of sports activities which provides platform to the youth to excel in various sports activities. He highlighted that the youth of the state are showing keen interest in the sports activities and hoped that they would prove their talent in these events which would pave way for their entry in mega sports events at state, national level and international level. The chief guest called upon the youth to get involved in sports and cultural activities. The Chief Guest also urged youth to shun the path of violence. On the occasion some cultural events, Kashmiri songs were displayed by school children.

The games including Cricket, Volleyball, Kabbadi, Race for boys and girls, Tug of War, Discuss Throw, Shot Put, Wushu, Kho Kho etc will be played in this sports festival. A cricket match was played on the first day of the sports fest at Anantnag between Qazigund 11 and KP Road 11. The sports festival in these districts will conclude on 28th of August 2017 in which three top teams/players of each event will participate at Range, Zone  and State level subsequently.

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  • International Coach Pradyot Voleti to train budding players

SRINAGAR: A one-week summer basketball camp organized by Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council started here at Indoor Sports Stadium, Srinagar. During the camp best training will be imparted to the aspiring players, an official of the Sports Council said. International Basketball Coach, Pradyot Voleti is training budding players in the camp, where more than 200 players participated in the first day.

 “I will try my best to impart international level coaching to the players who are very passionate about the game,” said Voleti. The camp was inaugurated by Secretary J&K State Sports Council, Joint Secretary Sports Council, Sports Officer Kashmir, Manager Indoor Sports Stadium and other officials of the Sports Council.

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BANDIPORA: The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora today convened a meeting to review the arrangements for smooth conduct of State Senior Men Volleyball Championship, being held at S K Sports Stadium, Bandipora from September 16 to September 18. The championship is being hosted by Jammu and Kashmir Volleyball Association in coordination with District Volleyball Association, Bandipora under the aegis of District Administration.

It was given out in the meeting that 17 teams including seven from Jammu division are participating in the championship. More than 200 players, coaches and other officials are attending the event for which District Administration is providing all boarding and lodging facilities. The meeting also discussed various issues to facilitate the guest teams properly including provision of water and power supply in the area. Security arrangements were also reviewed for which the police department was asked to ensure foolproof arrangements. Among others, Executive Member J&K Volleyball Association and Senior National Volleyball Coach, Representatives of various colleges, Secretary Volleyball Association Bandipora and other concerned attended the meeting.