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JAMMU: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the All India Inter University Roll Ball (M&W) Tournament at the University of Jammu. This Tournament has been organized by the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education of the University. 47 teams, comprising 23 Women and 24 Men teams from all over India, are participating in this 5 day Tournament. Welcoming the participating teams, Governor observed that sports are extremely important for students, for their balanced personality development, and urged all students to take interest in sports.

 

Governor expressed concern that not enough is being done to promote the sporting culture and extra-curricular activities in our schools, colleges and universities and urged that all educational institutions must develop sports infrastructure to encourage and enable students to play games. He observed that indoor games can be played by students at their convenience, in early morning or late evening. He suggested to Prof. R.D Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Jammu University, to utilize the available financial resources for developing adequate sports infrastructure and facilities in the University which could be available to the students at any time of their liking.

The Tournament started with unfurling of the Flag followed by the March Past by the participating teams. Students of Institute of Music and Fine Arts, University of Jammu, sung two very well composed group songs on the occasion. Prof. R.D. Sharma. Vice Chancellor of the University presented the Welcome Address while Ms. Meenakshi Kilam, Registrar gave the Vote of Thanks.  Dr. A.S. Jasrotia, Director Sports highlighted the features of this Tournament.

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JAMMU: The Secretary Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu, Mr. Gaurav Gupta called on Director General of Police, Dr. S.P Vaid at Police Headquarters here this afternoon after completing his run from Panjthirthi to Katra.  While expressing his gratitude, Dr. Vaid said that he feels obliged & honoured by the gesture of Sh. Gaurav Gupta dedicating his run to the martyrs of JKP and other security forces. He said that the gesture will go a long way to boost the morale of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel and security forces. 

 

Mr. Gupta had run 45.09 Kms from Panjthirthi to Katra successfully today morning and dedicated his run to martyrs of JK Police, Army and CAPFS. He was accorded a warm welcome by ASP Katra, Sh. Naresh Singh, DySP Katra Sh. Vinod Sharma and office bearers of Katra Hotel Association, Sh. Virender Kesar Ashok Kumar Dogra, Sh. Vivek Sharma, and Ankur Gupta.

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  • Improved infra for   players, JK hockey's first priority: Kanta Andotra

 

JAMMU: Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh stressed upon the authorities of the Hockey Jammu and Kashmir to encourage  participation of players  in the Hockey tournaments adding that adequate  facility will be provided  from the Government to nurture the talent of the players.  This was stated by the Minister while addressing a large gathering of sports lovers at the concluding function of the 4-day long  tournament  at KK Hakhu Astroturf Hockey stadium, here today.

 

The hockey tournaments was organized by Hockey Jammu and Kashmir under the Presidentship of Kanta Andotra. On the concluding day of 4-day hockey tournament, In Phase-I in the  category  of women (senior ) of district Jammu  match was played between Platinum Club and Sahara Club while in Phase-II in Men's category  the match was played between Hiranagar Club and Gole Gujral.

 

While highlighting the importance of such events for the development of better sports culture in the State , the Minister said that the Government of J&K is committed to take every such step which will boost the sports talent among youth  and provide them with the opportunities to showcase their talent at the National and Inter-National levels. He further stated that the Department of Youth Services and Sports is leaving no stone unturned in tapping sports talent in the students and witnessing such seriousness in the field staff of the Department, one can easily foresee a better atmosphere for games and sports in the days to come.

“Let’s Play is the best opportunity available to our Students and non-students for showing their talent in the game of hockey,” he said. Choudhary Lal Singh also stated that with the good coordination and help from the Hockey Jammu and Kashmir good results are expected. The Minister congratulated the organizers of the tournament and assured them every possible support in developing the play field, besides providing services of coaches.

 

President Hockey JK Kanta Andotra while thanking the Department of Youth Services and Sports for showing a serious concern about creating an awareness regarding Games and Sports in the State and assured that every possible help will be provided from Hockey JK for encouraging the talented sports players. She hoped that a good number of Girls and Boys between the age group of 10 to 24 years from all the zones of the state shall take part in the hockey tournaments.

She said that Hockey JK is making all out efforts to provide improved infra to the hockey players across the State.  While giving the details, she further said that in all the 22 Districts of the State, 56 competitions of boys and 26 matches of girls will be conducted in the hockey championship. Later, the Minister and President Hockey JK also distributed mementos and tracksuits among the winning and runner up teams.