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JAMMU: Kargil Boxers clinched 7 gold, 2 silver and 4 Bronze in the recently concluded State Boxing Championship at M A Stadium Jammu organized by J&K Armature Boxing Association. All the players who won medals were trained under the supervision of NIS Boxing Coach Ghulam Mustafa at SAI SAG Center Kargil. Chairman, J&K Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali who is also the president of Kargil Boxing Association (KBA) appreciated the result of the players of Kargil and thanked Sports Authority Of India for opening Special Center at Kargil and also appreciated the efforts made by the first NIS Coach of Kargil Ghulam Mustafa.

 

Applauding the players for wonderful results Haji Anayat Ali urged upon them to grab this opportunity and take benefit from the facilities provided by the Government as the government both at Centre as well as State is focused on promoting Sports at Primary level. Players who won gold medals included Zulfiqar Ali, Irfan Ali, Mohammad Hassan, Sadiq Ali, Nissar Hussain, Stanzin Angmo, Nilzaya Angmo while as Javed Iqbal and Stanzin Yangdol won Silver Medal and Ghulam Rasool, Tariq Alam and Sita Devi won Bronze Medals.

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JAMMU: The 5th meeting of the Governing Council of Shrine Board’s Sports Complex, Katra, held recently took a number of important decisions for nurturing sporting talent and arranging mega sports events in the coming months to promote sports in the area.  Dr. Ashok Bhan, Member Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Sports Complex, chaired the meeting. Mr. Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to the Governor and Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, and Mr. Anshul Garg, Additional CEO and a number of  prominent sportspersons including Ms. Ashwani Nachappa, former International Athlete (Arjuna Awardee); Mr. Sanjeeva Singh, former International Archer (Arjuna/Dronacharya Awardee); Mr. Samaresh Jung, International Shooter (Arjuna Awardee); Mr. Kuldeep Handoo, eminent Wushu player and National Coach; besides Mr. Ashok Kumar, Director Sports, SMVDSB, all of whom are members of the Governing Council, participated in the deliberations. Mr. Ranjit Kalra, Member, J&K State Sports Council, attended the meeting as a Special Invitee. Mr. Hem Kant Prasher, Chief Accounts Officer and Dr. Arvind Karwani, Dy. CEO of the Shrine Board were also present.

 

The Governing Council discussed the draft Calendar of Activities of the Shrine Board’s Sports Complex for 2018-19. The sports activities planned to be organised include various State level competitions in the disciplines of archery, volleyball, basketball, shooting and wushu in coordination with the respective State Associations. The Council approved the holding of a national level marathon race at Katra besides conducting summer and winter coaching camps in identified sports and games. The meeting emphasised the need for working out detailed modalities for organising these events which will be reviewed at the next meeting of the Governing Council. Ms. Ashwani Nachappa, Mr. Sanjeeva Singh and Mr. Samaresh Jung expressed their appreciation at the proposed calendar and described it as comparable to those prepared by national level sporting institutions.

For strengthening sports infrastructure in various educational institutions of the remote areas in the vicinity of the Shrine, the Governing Council approved a proposal for providing sports material and equipment amounting to Rs. 5 lakh to some of the identified schools. The meeting also deliberated on a scholarship scheme for providing financial support to some of the talented players of the area having adequate potential to make a mark in varied sports disciplines. They will be imparted intensive coaching to make considerable improvements in their sporting skills thus facilitating them to successfully compete at national and international level championships and win medals. The scheme was approved by the Governing Council and recommended to be placed before the Chairman of the Board for final approval.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Bhan emphasized that coaching of young players is a key activity which needs maximum focus. He added that Governor Shri N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shrine Board, has desired that more and more youth from the rural and remote areas need to be associated with the sports activities being undertaken by the Board so that a much larger number of boys and girls get benefitted from the facilities put in place at the Sports Complex. 

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BARAMULLA: In order to encourage youth to channelise talent and refine skills through proper sports platform,  Kashir U- 19 football tournament was organised by 53 Batallion CRPF. The tournament came to a fitting finale with the final being played between Sober Club and young Iqbal in a nail-biting finish. The final was won by Sober Club with scoreline of 3-2. The tournament started on 2nd December 2017 with the participation of 12 teams.

 

U 19 girls football final was also held earlier in the day between Saint Joseph school and Girls Government Higher Secondary Baramulla which was won by Girls GHSS Baramulla. The final was attended by DC Baramulla, Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash, DIG NKR Vidhi Kumar Birdi and other senior officers of police, army and district administration. Speaking on the occasion P.S Rajora, DIGP, CRPF said “It is important to channelize the energy of the youth.  Sports is an excellent medium to promote the latent talents in the valley”

 

Prize distribution was held in DPL with winning team and runners-up team bagging cash prize along with medals and certificates while girls team also got the reward. All the participating players were awarded football kit and certificates. The winning teams of both the groups will be offered the opportunity to travel outside for further refinement of skills under National Bharat Darshan Programme.