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JAMMU: Union MoS in PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh felicitated medalists of 4th Asian Pencak Silat Championship 2018 senior (Men & Women) held at Sher-i-Kashmir Indoor Sports Complex, Srinagar from 30th September to 3rd October 2018. BJP State Additional Treasurer & President of Association Arvind Gupta and Secretary of Association Gourav Arora were also present at the time of felicitation.

Dr. Jitendra Singh, while felicitating the Bronze medalists Komal Dhiman and Karan Chopra, congratulated them for the feast and wished them all good luck in the future. He said that the sports from an integral part of our personality. Whereas, sport activities keep us physically fit and free from various body ailments, they also give us social and emotional strength. He emphasized that once a person starts practising any active sports, his or performance in other daily chores also improves due to the increased level of activeness and self-belief.

Dr. Jitendra asked the medalists to train more passionately for achieving further heights in the field. He also urged them to work for the promotion of all type of sports in the society, so as to inspire the youth of the Nation. Sports activities also help in the prevention of spread of various types of drug menace in the society thus contributing in the build up of more productive youth and society, Dr. Jitendra stressed.

Arvind Gupta, while wishing both the medalists, also disclosed that Komal Dhiman is also selected for the world championship to be organized in Singapore next month. He said that this particular form of sports provides multiple health benefits to the practitioner. He said that this sports also serves as the perfect tool of self-defence under various circumstances and thus requested parents to particularly promote their girl child to learn the art.

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  • Chief Justice Gita Mittal distributes awards among players

SRINAGAR: J&K Legal Premier League 2018 concludes on Sunday with Supreme Court Bar cricket team emerging as winner of the tournament. They beat Punjab-Haryana High Court Staff by 66 runs. Earlier Supreme Court Bar Cricket team won the toss and decided to bat first. The team scored 195 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Retul Sharma was the highest scorer with 58 runs.

Chasing the target of 196 runs, Punjab and Haryana High Court Staff was bundled out on 130 runs thus losing the match by 65 runs. Pawan Kumar scored highest 29 runs. For Supreme Court Bar, Shubanker took 3 wickets. The man of the match was awarded to Retul Sharma for scoring 58 runs and also took 1 wicket. Chief Justice Gita Mittal was chief guest on the occasion and gave away the awards to the winning team. 

Justice Alok Aradhe, Registrar General High Court of J&K Sanjay Dhar, Principal Secretary to Chief Justice, Jawad Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer J&K Cricket Association Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari, Captain J&K Ranji Trophy team Parvez Rasool, Director, Sports Academy Mubashir Hussan and other dignitaries were also present in the award giving ceremony. Registrar High Court Delhi, Mr Atul kumar in his speech thanked the High Court staff including Asif Mahajan, Shahgee Bhat, Mukhtar Ahmed and Latif Hussain Khan and other officials for organizing such a mega event first time in the history of High Court under the guidance of Chief Justice Gita Mittal. Vote of thanks was lastly presented by Asif lqbal Mahajan Joint Secretary/Bench Secretary High Court.

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  • 7th JK Golf Association Tournament
  • Golfers assure to facilitate JK to promote golf, tourism

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai Sunday urged the national and international golf players to act as the ambassadors of Kashmir back home to promote it as a peaceful and an incredible destination to visit. Ganai was speaking during award distribution ceremony to the winners of 7th J&K Golf Association Tournament at Royal Springs Golf Course.

While congratulating the winners, Ganai said J&K is producing some of the best golf players in the country and the tradition of golf has been kept alive by the golfers who play in various courses of the state and organize tournaments on regular basis. He stressed on the   national and international golfers to help in removing various stereotypes and promote JK as a peaceful tourist destination. He said organizing such events will help to send a loud and clear message that Kashmir is still an incredible destination to visit and that people must come and enjoy themselves as tourists and golfers

He urged the golfers belonging to various Indian cities to do their bit in promoting and projecting an image of Kashmir valley in such a way that it is seen as a peaceful place and also having a beautiful weather at this point of time to visit in their own way. He hoped that such tournaments will help in focusing the attention of intending tourists on Kashmir in the ongoing autumn season.

Expressing concern over the decline in footfall of tourists in past few months, Ganai said and extra efforts needs to be taken to remove the negativity among the people about this place and said that golfers can act as ambassadors to help in projecting the real picture of Kashmir before the people so that they are attracted towards the natural beauty of Kashmir besides other attractions including the golf and other winter sports.

Ganai said the JK tourism Department is soon organizing a Fame Carnival at SKICC where guests from outside the state will be taken to different places with an aim to present a real picture of Kashmir that it is peaceful and waiting for the tourist to come. The advisor congratulated and thanked golfers for choosing Kashmir as their favorite destination especially Shiv Kapoor, who has played golf around 80 countries and has twenty amateur and 11 professional titles to his name.

“The players like Shiv Kapoor have international fame and their presence in our courses will definitely promote J&K as golfing destination. We are expecting good number of golfers to visit J&K for more such tournaments in the future,” he said. On the occasion Golfers from Delhi assured that they will facilitate a tour for the golfers from Kashmir, officials of Tourism department and other concerned persons   to interact with various golfers and associations within and outside the country to give them exposure that will ultimately help in promote and develop golf in Kashmir that ultimately will also help in promoting tourism in the state.

Earlier Ganai who was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony at RSGC gave away the awards to the winners. Team Chinar captained by Mushtaq Ahmad Burza emerged winners of the 7th JK Golf Association Tournament here at Royal Springs Golf Course. At Royal Springs Golf Course, the awards for the Straight Drive went to Rizwan Dar, Longest Drive went to Dr Shafkat Nazir, nearest to the Pin went to Arshad Qadri, and Bull’s Eye went to Ashiq Wani.

The first leg of the tournament was held at Pahalgam Golf Course on Saturday which was inaugurated by Member Parliament and National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah. Over 80 golfers participated on the first day at Pahalgam. Internationally acclaimed golfer Shiv Kapoor was major attraction of the tournament.

J&K Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmad, former JK Bank Chairman M Y Khan, Justice (Rtd) Muzaffar Jan, Director Tourism Kashmir Tasaduq Jeelani, MD Cum CEO J&K Golf Development and Management Authority Ghalib Mohiuddin Shah and President J&K Golf Association Mushtaq Burza, Deputy Directors Tourism Department Masrat Hashim, Reyaz A Shah, Sarfaraz Mohammad were also present at the award ceremony. The tournament was jointly organised by Department of Tourism Kashmir and J&K Golf Association.