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  • 10th Mahaveer Kesri Dangal held at Sumb 

JAMMU: “Sports activities play important role in personality development of youth,” said Chairman Team Jammu while inaugurating 10th Mahaveer Kesri Dangal organized in remote belt of Sumb in Samba district. A huge number of spectators from Sumb, Goran, Samba and other adjoining villages witnessed the Dangal and appreciated the bouts played and efforts of organizers for holding this mega wrestling event. Women wrestling was greatly applauded by the rural masses especially women folk who in thousands witnessed the event and expressed a deep sense of gratitude to the management of the event.

In his address, Chairman Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal appreciated the Dangal Committee especially its President Pankaj Sharma Latto for arranging such mega Dangal. He said Dangals played an important role in keeping the youth on the right track and away from drug abuse. He said if female wrestlers from Haryana can come & compete in Dangals with men then why not from J&K state. He rued lack of proper sports policy in state  due to which youth are unable to exhibit their caliber despite having capacity and talent. He further said our the government should have a well planned policy for sports so that youth interested in sports can come from the ground level events.

Rahul Sambyal, Chairman Youth For Society said such type of events revives our culture & are the beautiful example of communal harmony. Moreover such events also boost the natural talents of the people & keep them fit & healthy. He also endorsed the view point Zorawar Singh Jamwal chairman Team Jammu on the well planned policy regarding sports. 

About 86 bouts were played & total bout money was 3.50 lakhs. First bout was held between Ajay of Udhampur & Kaka from Jammu which remained tie. 2nd bout was in between Kalu of Himachal & sukha of Haryana in which kalu defeated Sukha. In the third  bout Murad Ali of Reasi defeated Monu from Jalandhar . But the main attraction of the Dangal was female wrestlers Ashwani & Pooja from Haryana who defeated male wrestlers of more weight & size. The wrestler Pooja from Haryana fought in three bouts and won all. She enthralled the spectators by his wrestling skills. Others who were present on the occasion are Chandan Dutta, Surjeet Singh, Rinku Singh, Yashpal Master Shambu Dutt, Surinder Singh and Des Raj Sharma.

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BHADERWAH: Inter school tournament for U/19 girls took off today here at Government Girls Higher Secondary School.  With participation of around 159 girls drawn from various Higher Secondary Schools, the event will witness contests in Volleyball, Kho Kho, Kabaddi,  Chess,  Badminton, Carrom etc. The tournament, organised by Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSSO) Doda, was inaugurated by Principal HSS Girls Bhaderwah Annie Kotwal.   

First round matches of almost all the games viz. Volleyball, Kabaddi, Kho Kho, chess, carrom, badminton etc were held after inauguration and the finals will be played tomorrow. Various officials of the department of Youth Services and Sports Doda were engaged for the smooth conduct of the tournament.

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JAMMU: Cricketer Irfan Pathan today interacted with the local players after giving away trophies to the winner and runner up teams of cricket tournament organized by Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association here at GGM Science College.  The final match was played between Singh Cricket Club and Khour Cricket Club Saturday.  Khour Cricket Club won the final match and bagged the tournament trophy.

During the month-long tournament, several teams played matches held in various districts of Jammu division. In his address, the chief guest complimented the organizers for organizing the tournament and providing a platform to youth to explore their hidden talent in the field of Sports. He said that sports activities help the youth to channelize their energy in a positive direction.

Later, Irfan Pathan interacted with players hailing from different districts of Jammu division. The chief guest also gave away trophies to the winner and runners up team. The JKCA is also going to organize a three-day camp for under 23 category Ranji probable for selected players from various districts of Jammu division. About 80 players will participate in the 3-day camp.