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JAMMU: The formidable sides of Namdhari XI, New Gurdaspur club and Corps of Signal Jalandhar, registered vicotry in the three matches played today in the ongoing All India Police Martyrs Hockey Memorial Tournament-2015 at KK Hakhu Atro turf Hockey stadium Jammu to enter quarter finals. In the knock out matches played today, Namdhari XI defeated J&K XI while Gurdaspur club defeated Dogra XI and Corps of Signal outplayed CISF to enter the quarter finals of the tournament.

The opening clash of the day was played between Namdhari XI and J&K XI, in which the former emerged winner by 9 goals. Leading by 4-0 in first half of the game, Namdhari XI took heavily on to opposition and scored five more goals to finish 9-0 when the whistle signaling end of the game was blown. Inderpal Singh of Namdhari XI was decelared SNTPL Man of the Match for his brilliant performance. He scored two goals, one in 5th and the other in 15th minute of the game.

In another intresting match, New Gurdaspur club outplayed Dogra XI 6-4. Both the teams scored two goals each till the end of the second round. The fate of the game was decided by penalty shoot out during which Dogra XI was able to net the ball twice while Gurdaspur converted four of the chances to accelerate to 6-4 and win the tie to enter the quarter finals. Charanjeet Singh, the goal keeper of Gurdaspur club was declared SNTPL Man of the match. He was awarded a cash prize of Rs 3,000 by the chief guest Mr Joginder Koul, IGP IRP Jammu.

The third match of the day was won by Corps of Signal defeating CISF 4-1. Joshan Paul of signals was awarded SNTPL Man of the Match for his outstanding display of the talent during the match.

Fixture

In quarter finals of the tournament being played tommorow BSF will take on Air Force, Punjab and Sindh Bank will face Namdhari XI, J&K Police will lock horns with New Gurdaspur Club while Punjab Police will clash with Core of Signals to qualify  for Semi finals.

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  • Appreciates JKP for organizing national level events

 

JAMMU: The Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Mr. Imran Raza Ansari, Tuesday appreciated the Jammu and Kashmir Police for playing an important role in promoting sports and honing talent of sports persons of the State. He said that performance of Jammu and Kashmir Police in sports has remained much encouraging at national and international level, helping in a great way to inspire the youth towards such activities.

 

The Minister was speaking while inaugurating 5-day All India Police Martyrs Memorial Hockey Tournament at K.K. Hakhu Stadium here today. Minister for Industries and Commerce, Mr. Chander Prakash Ganga, Minister for Revenue, Mr. Javaid Mustafa Mir were also present on the occasion. Mr. Ansari said that such events are of paramount importance for promotion of sports culture in the State and JKP has shown great interest in sports arena, besides professional duties. 

 

Mr. Ansari lauded the role of JKP in preserving the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. He said that JKP has always been on forefront to safeguard the life and property of the people and they have made supreme sacrifices while restoring peace and prosperity in the State. He said that the government would be very liberal in providing support to JKP in terms of infrastructural development and other requirements for augmenting sports and its infrastructure. The Minister on the occasion announced enhancement in winning prize from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 Lakh.

 

Earlier, the Director General of Police (DGP), Mr.  K. Rajendra Kumar deliberated on the objectives of organizing the national level event and said that the championship is aimed to remember the sacrifices of police martyrs who laid down their precious lives for a noble cause of nation’s service in different parts of the country. He said that JKP has a long history of public service and sacrifices. “Our jawans and officers made supreme sacrifices for peace and stability in the State and the Organization will never forget its martyrs”, he said.

 

The DGP disclosed that JKP, besides its professional duty has been focussing on various sports activities within and outside the Organization and the activities have been providing opportunity to sports lovers to witness national events in the State. Inaugural match of the Tournament was played between Air Force and CRPF which was won by Air Force by 2-1 goals. Mr. Lovdeep Singh of Air Force was declared man of the match. 

 

Among others, the inaugural ceremony was attended by ADGP (Headquarters), Mr. S. P.  Vaid, DG Youth Services and Sports, Mr. Navin Aggerwal, ADGP (Armed), Mr. S. M Sahai, IsGP, Mr. AK Choudhary, Mr. HK Lohia, Mr. Deepak Kumar, SJM Geelani, MS Salaria, Yoginder Koul, Mr. MA Khan, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Mr. Mukesh Singh, Mr. Shyam Lal, Mr. SA Watali,  Mr. MA Ganai, Mr. JP Singh  and other police and civil officers.

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GULMARG: Three day long Snow Skiing Course which was organized by National Adventure Foundation Kashmir Chapter concluded at Gulmarg today. More than 50 boys and girls from weaker sections of the society participated in the course. The programme was allotted to NAF by the ministry of youth affairs and sports Govt of India.  Assistant Director Tourism Gulmarg, Faheem Ahmad was the chief Guest on the concluding function of the course. He also distributed prizes among the skiers. Director NAF Kashmir Chapter Umar Rafiq gave training to the skiers during the three day long course.