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SRINAGAR: Police football tourney concluded in Ganderbal. The final event was played between Lar FC versus Safapora FC at Sainik school Manasbal in which Lar FC emerged as winners. The tournament was organised by District Police Ganderbal under the Civic Action Programme (CAP) in which eight teams participated. While distributing the trophies among the players ASP Headquarter Ganderbal Shri Utkarsh Duggal said that the endeavour of police is to channelize the energy of youth in positive direction and provide opportunity to  youth in sports activities in order to nurture their talent. Youth of the area have appreciated the gesture of District police Ganderbal and thanked SSP Ganderbal Shri Fayaz Ahmad Lone for promoting sports activities in the district.

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  • Ansari felicitates winners; declares 2nd phase of tourney open
  • Police Deptt to organize tournament in Jammu on the pattern of Mushtaq Memorial Football tournament

 

JAMMU: Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, Imran Raza Ansari felicitated winners of Mufti Mohammad Gold Cup league phase-1 and also declared 2nd phase of the tournament open at GGM Science College here today. The Shaheen Club lifted the tournament by winning with shoot penalty in the final match played between Jammu United and Shaheen Club. A total of 16 teams from Jammu division participated in the first phase of the football tourney which is being organized by J&K Football Association sponsored by J&K State Sports Council. The remaining matches of 2nd phase of the tournament will be played at the respective districts of Jammu division.

 

The Minister was accompanied by the DGP, Dr S.P Vaid, Commissioner Secretary YSS, Hilal Ahmad Parrey, Secretary Sports Council, Waheed ur Rehman Parra, Director YSS, Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad, IGP Jammu, S.D Singh, President JKFA, Zameer Ahmad Thakur and other Senior officers were present on the occasion. On the occasion, the Minister said that late Mufti Mohammad Syed was a visionary personality who worked to connect people, regions and hearts of the people and constantly tried to involve the youth in development works of the state. “During his tenure he was keen to develop the sports infrastructure in the state and to connect maximum youth participation in sports activities,” he added.

 

However, the Minister said that the government is trying to channelize youth energy in a proper way by involving them in sports activities.  “By organizing such tournaments at the grass root level, football lovers will get a platform and youths can be motivated and their talents will get an exposure,” he added. While speaking on the ocassion, S.P Vaid, said that it has been our endeavor to hone the inner potential of youth of the state in a positive way and are finding better ways for their involvement in sports related activities.  He also said that police department is tirelessly working to keep the youth of the state away from drug menace and other social evils.

 

“Next year Police Department is going to organize the football tournament in Jammu province on the pattern of Mushtaq Memorial Football tournament which is being held every year in Kashmir Province,” he added. Later, Minister felicitated the winners of the tournament and also distributed the sports equipments among the players.

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SRINAGAR: The department of Tourism Kashmir in  collaboration with  Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports organized day ice-climbing at Chandanwari in Pahalgam in which many trained mountaineers from Jammu and Kashmir Mountaineering and Hiking Club and Glacier Trekking, Mountaineering and Hiking Club participated. Chief Executive Officer, Pahalgam Development Authority, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani flagged off the climbers on December 29, 2017. Only regular climbers like Nawab Moazum Khan, Ghulam Mohammad Wani, Khursheed Beigh led by climbing instructor Juniad Beigh are making attempts to climb 60-feet ice-fall at Phrislan in Chandanwari to make it a popular activity in Kashmir and to attract adventure lovers from across globe.

 

Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah said  that this extreme adventure sports activity has an international appeal which can attract adventure lovers from across the globe. “We have 60-feet steep ice fall at Phrislan village in Chandanwari which is an ideal spot for ice-climbing. This is a very expensive sport and mostly foreigners attempt to climb such frozen icefalls around the globe. We are making our youth especially professional climbers trained in this sport so that they can participate in future ice-climbing events,” said Director Tourism Kashmir. “We will make this activity a regular feature in winter months.”

 

He said the department started ice-climbing activity at Chandanwari which is accessible to the beginners also. “There are more ice formations in Kashmir which are not easily accessible which also need highly skillful climbers. We have started the activity from Chandanwari and later under the expert guidance we can attempt ice-climbing at other spots,” said Director tourism Kashmir.

Director Tourism said the department has full-fledged adventure wing which houses all the necessary equipments for such activities. “We want to promote adventure sports in a big way as it will provide employment to the local youth and also attract high-spending travellers. We will be organizing more such activities in future for youth,” he said.