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  • Sportsmen top ambassadors of peace, national integrity: Zulfkar
  • Felicitates participants of All India Inter-University Roll Ball C'ship

 

JAMMU: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali said that sports persons are top ambassadors of the state who can change the perception and mindset of people living across nation. The Minister was speaking at closing ceremony of the 2nd All India Inter-University Rollball (Men &Women) Tournament 2017-18 organized by the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education at Sports Stadium, Jammu University, here today.

 

Member Legislative Council, Surinder Kumar Choudhary was also present on the occasion. The Minister said that sports is most powerful tool to develop positive approach among youth adding that there is immediate need to promote sports culture to encourage our young generation to actively participate in sports activities to channelize their energy in right prospective. He said that there is a no dearth of talent in our state and government is making all out efforts to provide enhanced sports infrastructure to the budding sportspersons so that they can compete at national and international level and bring laurels to the state and nation.

 

Ch. Zulfkar lauded the efforts of the University authorities for organizing mega Sports event and said that the University of Jammu is doing yeoman job in all spheres including the Sports. Prof. R.D Sharma, Vice-Chancellor University of Jammu also addressed the gathering and advised the students to participate in the Sports for their overall development. Later, the Minister presented trophies and medals among the winning and runner up teams. Among others, Prof. Avtar Singh Jasrotia, Organizing Secretary & Director Sports, Prof. Jigar Mohammad (DRS), Dr. Meenakshi Kilam (Registrar), Prof. Satya Pal, Prof. Parmeshwari Sharma (I/c GZSA), Dr.Neeraj Sharma (S.S to V.C), Dr. Dharminder Magotra (JR (F) and Manager JU Rollball (M) Team) and Pawan Singh Bhau (President JTEU) ,Mahesh Sharma (Physical Director),  H.S Chib, Dr. Brij Baloria, Gurdeep Singh Bakshi, Raj Kumar Bakshi,  Ravish Vaid, Gagan Kumar, Jai Bharat, P.D Singh, Vinay Manhas, Harinderpal Singh and Pardeep Sharma were also present on the occasion.

 

In the final match, played today University of Jammu Rollball (M) team defeated Bharti Vidhyapeeth Deemed University, Pune by 9-4 goals. Dilpreet Singh scored four goals while Hiteshwar Singh and Amritpal Singh contributed two goals each for the Jammu University team. While Bharti Vidhyapeeth Deemed University, Pune outplayed Punjab University Chandigarh in the final match by 5-0 goals in a one sided contest and won the 2nd All India Inter-University Rollball (W) Tournament. Anjali Nair scored four goals for the Bharti Vidhyapeeth Deemed University.

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GULMARG: Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (IISM) Friday concluded its first batch skiing and snowboarding training programme at Gulmarg in which over 80 students mostly from outside the state participated. Director tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah was the chief guest on the graduation ceremony of the first batch. He gave away awards and certificates to the position holders in different events. Speaking on the occasion, Director Tourism Kashmir urged the non-local students to be the ambassadors of the state and share their experiences with their family and friends. He hailed them for taking part in the adventure sports events in Gulmarg which he said would not only help them in career building but in gaining knowledge of the place.

 

He also appreciated the role of IISM for organizing such courses which attract students from across the country. “This course not only gives you an outdoor experience but also helps in networking with the students from other states. I am happy to see this batch has students from many cities in India which will ultimately boost tourism also,” said Director Tourism. Director tourism further said Gulmarg is unique destination unlike other ski resorts which are far away from the city. “We are further planning to upgrade the facilities at Gulmarg so that we can host national and international skiing and snowboarding championships,” he said.

 

He urged the students to post their pictures from the place on their social handles so that it promotes the place further and helps get positive news across. Speaking on the occasion, Principal IISM Colonel J S Dhillon highlighted the role of IISM since its establishment in 1968. He said the institute organizes six courses and trains hundreds of the students every season who mostly come from other parts of the country. “We get overwhelming response from the students across the country. The course help in promoting tourism.”

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BUDGAM:  District Development Commissioner Budgam, Mohammad Harun Malik today felicitated Sairhaan-ul-Islam, a student of Class III of Alpine Institute of Modern Education in Sonpha Beerwah for winning a gold medal in ‘3rd South Asian International Karate Kickboxing Championship 2017’. The DDC praised the grit and determination of the boy who has made not only the district but the entire state proud and hoped that his success would inspire other children to emulate the same. On the occasion, the DDC handed over sports kit as a token of appreciation.