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  • 350 youngsters in different weight, age category participating in c’ship

BANDIPORA: Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Zahoor Ahmad Mir on Thursday inaugurated WAKO-Kickboxing championship 2019 at Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium Bandipora. The championship is organised by Youth Services and Sports under Khelo India in collaboration with Haider Sports Academy Bandipora. Dy SP (DR) Abdul Rasheed Khan was guest of honour, while nodal officer Khelo India, Peerzada Khursheed Ahmad Shah was also present on the occasion.

About 350 youngsters from all around the district under different age categories and weight categories are participating in the championship that will conclude on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, ADC Bandipora urged the youngsters to participate in sports activities for their overall development especially the girl children. He said the kickboxing is an important sports activity as it also helps a person to learn self-defence.

He said Kickboxing will help the girls to learn self-defence so that they can protect themselves and others if need arises. Mir said the government is keen to develop the sports infrastructure in every village of the district. He said the youth of Bandipora is doing well in the field of sports and have brought laurels for the state in national and international sports events. He said under ‘Khelo India’ launched by the central government, hundreds of sports events have been organised in the district in which thousands of children and youth have participated so far.

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SRINAGAR: Aneesa, a student of 12th class in commerce stream at GHSS Narbal brought laurels to the State by winning International Karate Cup-2018 held at Ahmadabad, Gujrat in 43 kg category. Aneesa won the Gold Medal by beating her competitor in the final at Ahmadabad, Gujarat. The event was organized by International Shotokan Karate Union, India. Director School Education Kashmir, Dr. G.N. Itoo has congratulated Aneesa on her grand success.

In his congratulatory message, DSEK has said that the students of Kashmir are very talented and full of capabilities, they just need resources to channelize their talent in the right direction. DSEK said that Aneesa is an example for the young students for taking Sports as their career and making it big. Dr. Itoo has also congratulated the parents, the coach and all others associated with the success of Aneesa.

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  • Be careful and alert to avert any kind of damage, DGP directs police personnel 

JAMMU: Be careful and alert to avoid any kind of damage, strengthen the security systems and be duty bound”, this was stated the Director General of Police, J&K Shri Dilbag Singh IPS while speaking on the opening ceremony of the Inter Zone Sport Meet at Gulshan Ground here today.

The DGP J&K said that the proxy war thrust upon from the Pakistan has not stopped yet and J&K Police and other security forces are continuously fighting it and we continue to sacrifice our dear colleagues for the security and integrity of our State and Nation. The DGP said that anti-national elements and their handlers from across the border are providing guns to the young people so as to create disturbances in the State. He advised the youth of the State not to fall prey to such designs and join the main stream. He said that the youth who desire to return to their homes will be given all possible help in their rehabilitation.

He said that during 2018 different wings of the police have performed excellent and hoped that all the police personnel in different wings will take their good work forward in 2019 as well. While greeting the retired, serving police officers, players, managers and the spectators on the new year the DGP said that such events provide an opportunity to the people to come close and develop new friendships. He said that the police personnel of different zones must take advantage of this. He complemented the ADGP Armed and IGP Armed Jammu for successful organization of Inter Battalion Sports event and hoped that Inter Zone Sports event will also be a huge success.

He said that such events provide opportunity to the players to get ready for the national and international competition. He also advised the players and other participants not to restrict the sports to the competitions only but must make them a part of their routine life. Earlier, ADGP Armed Shri A.K. Choudhary in his address welcomed serving, retired police officers, participating zones and others. He gave a brief resume of the different events conducted by the J&K Police for its personnel as also for the youth of the State under Civic Action Programme (CAP). He also gave details about the different games in which competitions will be held during the event. 

IGP Armed Jammu Shri Danesh Rana presented the vote of thanks. He thanked the DGP J&K and Police Headquarters for supporting wholeheartedly to organise such events. He thanked all retired police officers for gracing the occasion. He also thanked departments, police wings and all the people for their cooperation in the successful organization of the opening ceremony. He said that in the future the J&K Police will continue to hold such events to inculcate sports spirit among its personnel and also make them understand and work for healthy body and healthy mind.