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  • Minister inaugurates 2-day Volleyball Tourney at Hiranagar


JAMMU: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today said the energy of the youth must be spotted and channelized through various sports activities. The Minister said this while inaugurating 2-Day Volleyball Tournament at Gurha Mundian, Hiranagar. The tournament is being organized by the JKAC Sports Club in which 10 teams of district Kathua are participating.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister underscored the need for providing ample opportunities for excelling in various academic and extra-curricular activities both within and outside the State. He said the State Government has always encouraged such activities from time to time so that window is opened for budding youth to excel at state and national levels.

The Minister said it is heartening to note that the students of the State have achieved several feats in different sports activities at national and international levels. “Our youth possess great talent and Government is trying its best to spot and explore the talented youth across the State,” he said. “We need to channelize the energy of the youth so that they can compete at national and international levels,” he said, adding that various programmes have been launched in the State to provide quality education to the students at their doorstep.

The Minister thanked the organizers for organizing such tournaments in the area and said that such events provide platform to the budding youth to show their hidden talent. He asked them to organize similar tournaments in other rural areas of district Kathua. Congratulating the participating players, Hanjura asked them to hone their skill which will enable them to participate in national and international levels. A good number of sports lovers, prominent citizens including Sandeep Sharma were present on the occasion.

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  • DGP lauds ADGP, award winners


JAMMU:  Director General of Police, Dr S P Vaid today sanctioned cash reward along with Commendation Certificate Class 1st in favour of those J&K Police Sports personnel who have performed exceptionally outstanding at National and International  arena for year 2016-17. The award of Rs 50,000 has been sanctioned in favour of SPO Surya Bhanu Partap Singh for securing two Gold Medals in 12th SAF Games at Shilong in  February 2016 and  Senior National Wushu Championship Ranchi in January 2016,  two Silver Medals in  8th Wushu World Cup Xian China  November 2016 and Master Challenge Cup Macau China  August 2016 and Gold Medal.

Similarly an award of Rs 25,000 has been sanctioned in favour of SPO Harmeek Singh Handball (Team event) for bagging Gold Medal in 12th SAF Games at Shillong February 2016, Rs 20,000 in favour of W/Ct. Simi Sharma   Archery Team  for Bronze Medals (individual and Team event) in  4th All India Police Archery Championship at Nagaland   2016, Rs 15,000 for W/Sgct Khalida Banu Wushu Team  for getting Silver Medal in  1st All India Police Judo Cluster at Kolkota -2017, Rs 10,000 each to W/Cts. Rita Devi, Usha Devi and Mehnaz Kousar Archery Team for Bronze Medal in 5th All India Police Archery Championship at Ranchi-2016, Rs 10,000 each to Consts. Sajjad Ahmad, Mehraj-ud-din and W/Ct. Stanzin Youthok Wushu team for Bronze Medals in 1st All India Police Judo Cluster at Kolkota– 2017 and Rs 10,000 each to Const. Roshan Sharma, SPO Nisar Ahmad and SPO Aman Khajouria of Wrestling Team Bronze Medals in 64th and 65thAll India Police Wrestling Cluster at Patna and Haryana during 2016-17 respectively.

Awards have also been sanctioned in favour of J&K Police Coaches and Assistant Coaches. While Inspector Kuldeep Handoo (Wushu) has been awarded Rs. 25000/-, HC   Om Parkash (Wrestling) will get Rs.12000,  Krishan Singh (Asst. Coach) Rs. 10000, W/Const. Darshana Devi (Archery ) Rs. 12000, Inspr. Sajad Hussain (Volleyball) Rs  5000,  Const. Naresh Kumar (Asstt. Coach) Rs. 3000,  Inspr. Ranjeet Singh (Football) Rs.  5000 and Foll.  Intikhab Alam (Asstt. Coach) Rs. 3000.

J&K Police Football and Volleyball Teams have been awarded cash rewards of Rs.42000 and Rs. 26000 for reaching Quarter Finals of AIP Games. J&K Police is considering imparting specialized sports trainings through its Coaches and Instructors in every District to benefit maximum youth. J&K Police shall organize Martyrs’ Memorial Football Tournament, Pedal for Kashmir, Run for Fun, Water Sports events, Shikara Race Adventurous Sports, Sports for Special persons and Range Sports Festivals in all Ranges at Srinagar and Jammu in the days to come. 

J&K Police has formed Women Football, Volleyball, Handball and Basketball Teams recently while Archery, Weightlifting, Boxing and Wu-shu teams already existing. These have excelled at State and National level events. Lauding the outstanding sports persons for their outstanding performance in various events, Director General of Police Dr S P Vaid has also hailed the efforts of ADGP Armed under whose immediate supervision J&K Police sports personnel have excelled at National and International levels besides congratulating all officers and officials of all Zones of J&K Police who contributed in successful organizing different sports meets, augmentation of J&K Police Youth Clubs and Drug De-addiction Centres under Civic Action Programmes, through-out the State.

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RAJOURI: Four-wicket haul by Nadeem Dar today helped Shining Star to outclass Boom Boom Cricket Club in the final of the Hindu Muslim Sikh Isai (HMSI) T-20 Cricket Tournament played in Rajouri district. The tournament was organised by Youth for Change (YFC), Rajouri—with an aim to showcase the secularism and brotherhood in the state.

The final match was played between Shining Star Cricket Club and Boom Boom Cricket Club. Batting first after winning the toss, Shining Star scored 226 runs for the loss of six wickets in stipulated 20 overs. Ashu was the top scorer from Shrining Star side with 52 runs while Momin made 47, Aamir 41 and Ishtiaq Rasool 40.

Nitin Mehra of Boom Boom claimed highest four wickets for 36 runs in his four over spell. Later chasing the target, the Boom Boom was crippled by Nadeem Dar with his spellbound bowling spell. He took four wickets for 29 runs in four overs while the entire Boom Boom side was sent back to the pavilion with 215 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs game.

Top scorer Sahil with 48 runs in his kitty stayed for long at the crease but the other end tumbled soon. Satish and Puneet with 30 runs each and Prince with 31 runs were the top scorers for losing side. Nadeem from Shining Start for his excellent bowling spell was declared man of the match.

Faizan Dar was declared man of the series for his outstanding overall performance in the tournament. SSP Rajouri Mohammad Suleman Choudhary was the chief guest on the occasion while Chairman Team Jammu Zorawar Singh Jamwal was the guest of honour. They distributed cash prize of Rs One lakh to the winning team while the runners up side was given Rs 50,000.

Speaking on the occasion the Chief Guest appreciated the Youth for holding such events because sports not only keeps one physically fit but also inculcate discipline in life. Zorawar Singh Jamwal in his address said that sports, is one of the best mediums to stay away from social evils especially the drugs menace.