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SHOPIAN: Deputy Commissioner Owais Ahmed today congratulated Jasia Akhter who was recently selected in 'India Reds' women cricket team. Jasia is the first girl from Jammu and Kashmir who has been selected in the coveted cricket team. The Deputy Commissioner met family of Jasia and congratulated them on the grand success of their daughter. "Jasia belongs to a far flung village of Bradipora in Shopian and despite the odds, she has made it to the Reds," he said.

He said that the youth in rural areas are gifted with great talent and the administration has taken many steps to guide them towards greater success. He said that Jasia not only brought laurels to district Shopian but this is also a moment of happiness for the whole state. "This is the first time that any girl from J&K has been chosen for India Reds and we share this happiness with the family of Jasia and whole State," he said.

Having many firsts to her credit already, ace woman cricketer of the J&K, Jasia Akhtar, who plays for Punjab in the national arena has been selected to play for India Reds team in the upcoming Women’s Challenger One-day trophy. Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday announced its three teams for the upcoming Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy One-Day Tournament-2019. India Reds, India Blue and India Green - all comprise of 13 players each and will play against each other in the event from January 3 in Andra Pradesh.

Earlier, last year, Jasia had become the second cricketer from J&K after Roopali Slathia of Jammu to be selected for the national camp. Even though she took part in the national camp but couldn’t make it to the Indian cricket team. However, this time Jasia is confident of making it to Indian cricket team by doing well in the upcoming challenger trophy. “I am happy to see my name in the list and being rewarded for the hard work. This is another chance for me to do well and get a place in Team India,” Jasia said.

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  • Aim is to find new talent for Inter Zonal, State, National level tournaments: IGP Armed Jammu 

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Police is organizing Inter Battalion Sports Meet-2018 from 26th to 30th of this month. ADGP Armed J&K will be the Chief Guest at the opening ceremony. This was stated by IGP armed, Jammu Shri Danesh Rana in a press conference at PHQ lawns here today. 

He said J&K Police has over the years been organising Inter Battalion Sports Meet as part of its Annual Sports Calendar. The aim of conducting this meet is to find young, energetic and outstanding talent who in future will be representing J&K Armed Police in the forthcoming Inter Zonal Sports Meet besides will also prove their mettle at State and National level tournaments. 

He said 33 Battalions of Armed Police are participating in the event and added that suitable arrangements with regard to their reception, accommodation, transport and other allied facilities have been put in place. Various committees have been constituted, so that participating contingents may not face any problems during their participation in the event, he added. 

The IGP said that, J&K Police has to its credit of successfully organising mega sports events of National level viz 66th B.N. Mullik All India Police Football Championship at Jammu and added that during the current year Martyrs Memorial Football Tournament 2018 and Run for Peace at Srinagar was also organized. J&K Police is uplifting its sports infrastructure and equipment by keeping Modern facilities available to J&K Police personnel, he added. 

He further said that Inter Battalion Sports Meet is a step further to promote sports culture among our Jawans/officials adding that participating Jawans in the Inter Battalion Sports Meet 2018 belonging to different parts of the state and representing their Battalions located in different parts within the state get an opportunity to intermingle. 

The participants will be taking part in Basketball, Volleyball, Tug-of-War, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Weightlifting, Football, Handball, Kabaddi, Wushu, Hockey, Shooting, Athletic, Badminton, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis and Archery during the five daylong event.  The games will be played as per the rules and regulations of All India Police Central Sports Board, the IGP added.

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  • 4th Thang-Ta International Championship

SRINAGAR: International Gold Medalist at 4th Thang-Ta International Championship, Fiza Nazir was felicitated by the Chief Justice of High Court Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Gita Mittal here today. The Chief Justice applauded the spirit of the young girl for preferring fearlessness over societal impediments. Fiza Nazir apprized the Chief Justice about the international and national tournaments. She has won 11 Gold, 9 Silver and 7 Bronze, 5 state trophies and Green, Yellow and Blue belt.