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JAMMU: In order to formulate the syllabus in the Physical Education to be introduced at the Secondary School level, a high -level meeting of officers of Education, J&K BOSE and Youth Services & Sports Departments was held here today under the chairmanship of  Mr. Navin Agarwal, Director General Youth Services and Sports J&K.


During the deliberations, it was pointed out that the subject of Physical Education has been made compulsory by the State Government in all Middle and High Schools vide order no. 68-Edu-Tech of 2005 Dated: 16-05-2005, but till date standard syllabus for secondary school has not been framed and submitted to J&K BOSE for finalization and its introduction.


Mr. Navin Agarwal said that the delay in introducing the syllabus has not only affected the sports aptitude of the young generation, but has also left them far away to avail the chance to groom as a classified sports person and individual having personality full of values for a credible citizen of a country. He added that introducing Physical Education as a compulsory subject for secondary level will  prove  useful in right perspective for the students as also to maintain the accountability of Physical Education Teachers.


Mr. B.K. Pathak,  Representative of Secretary  Board of Secondary School Education, Munshi Mohammad Javed Representative of Director School Education, Kashmir, Mr. Saif Ali Chouhan, Representative of Director, Education Department, Jammu,  Mr.  Madan Lal, Joint Director Youth Services and Sports, Kashmir, Dr. Hartej Singh, Principle Govt. College of Physical Education, Haji Mirza Hussain and other officers associated with the subject attended the meeting and shared their views on the subject.

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SRINAGAR: Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Srinagar, East, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah along with Principal Islamia College, Hawal, Professor, Muhammad Aslam Baba inaugurated the two-day open carom championship at Islamia College Indoor hall, here on Monday. The event organized by District Sports Development Association, Srinagar under the auspices of J&K Sports Development Association attracted around 70 players from all over valley for participation.

Hailing the organizers for coming up with such an event in the heart of Old City, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah said, “It is great to see organization like JKSDA coming forward with the events like this. I myself belong to Old City have spent precious years of my life in the area. There is misconception among the people that Old City youth are intelligent and have no qualities. They mostly are wrong as Old City has given state many well known faces in every arena including sports”.

“I consider both education and sports important and youth should be attached to both and make name for themselves. I am always ready to help in organizing events like this and hope that JKSDA comes up with many more such events,” he said. Principal Islamia College, Professor. M. Aslam Baba said that the doors of college are always open for the events like this and Islamia College has earned name for itself in the sports arena.

“Apart from academics, Islamia College has earned its own name in sports arena. The college campus keep buzzing with activities throughout the year with sports activities. We always ready to help any organizations who want to organize activities in the College,” he said. JKSDA Sr. Vice-President, Rauf Ahmad Tramboo while giving details about the event said that only aim about coming up with event like Carrom is to give youth and talented players platform to showcase their talent.

“It is first time that we are organizing event like Carrom that is being played almost in every household of State. However, irony is that there are not many events for youth being held to show their talent in this game. It is for that reason we have organized this event and the response is amazing,” Tramboo said. On the inaugural day competition of YUnder-14 boys and Open female category were held. In the female category, Aaliya Sultan bagged first place while as Insha Afzal bagged second. Asma Baba bagged third place.

In the Under-14 boys category, Rouf Ahmad Dar bagged first position while as Aqib Manzoor bagged second place. Ilhan Bin Bilal bagged third position. The competition in senior boys category will continue on the second day of the event. The event is being held in collaboration with Physical Education department, Islamia College. Amoung others present on the occasion were, JKSDA Vice-President Alta fur Rehman, JKSDA Gen Secretary Waseem Farooq and members Mir Nazir, Adil Shah and Reyaz Wani.

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JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Police is hosting 4th All India Police Martyr’s (AIPM) Hockey Tournament at Jammu from March 10, 2015 and would last for eight days. The championship would be played at K K Hakku Stadium in Jammu city under the aegis of All India Police Sports Control Board and conclude on March 14, 2015. As many as 12 national level teams from different states and central police organizations of the country are participating in the eight days long championship, which include CRPF, SSB, CISF, Punjab Police, BSF Jalandhar, EME Eleven Jalandhar, Army Corps Signal, Punjab and Sindh Bank, Namdari Eleven Sirsa and J&K Hockey Eleven besides Jammu and Kashmir Police.


This was disclosed by the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Armed Mr. S. M. Sahai, while finalizing championship arrangements at a senior police officers meeting here at Armed Police Headquarters today. Mr. Sahai said that JKP is organising various state and national level tournaments in the State every year aimed to promote sports culture, besides providing opportunities to the talented persons in the sports arena. He said such occasions also provide opportunities to the sports lovers to witness national level competitions in the State. He said that our sports persons have excelled at various levels bringing laurels for the Organization and the State.


During the meeting various committees were constituted for ensuring foolproof arrangements to make the championship a successful event. The committees have been given different tasks related to publicity, accommodation, parking, security, law and order, transport besides boarding and lodging facilities for the guest teams. Mr Sahai directed the committee heads to supervise the arrangements personally and ensure that no loophole is left in the arrangements. He also asked them to coordinate with other committees for smooth conduct of this national event.                                                                                                  


The ADGP emphasised to identify the most talented players of the department in the hockey discipline, who could represent the Organization in the national level event. He said that the team should be put on continuous practice making them able to compete in the championship and fetch glory to the Organization. He said that the event should be given adequate publicity inviting the sports lovers to witness the national level competitions.


The meeting discussed Security related arrangements, venue, traffic and parking of vehicles also. Among others, the meeting was attended by IsGP, HK Lohia, SJM Geelani, Rajesh Kumar, Mukesh Singh and SA Watali, DPT, Hilal Ahmed, SSP, Jammu Uttam Chand, AIG (Welfare), Rajeshwar Singh, SSsP, Sham Sunder,  Mubashir Latafi, RK Angral and Mohan Lal,  Commandants, Rashmi Wazir, Anita Sharma, Tabasum Parveen, Atul Sharma, Secretary JKHA, GS Bakshi, Medical Superintendent of Police Hospital, Dr. Kirti Sharma and Jammu based Commandants.