The final Match of Intra District Volleyball Tournament organised by 13RR (KUMAON) was won by Ganderbal football team defeating Gutlibag village team on Tuesday at Army Goodwill School Hajan.
It was a nail biting match till the last.We enjoyed the performance from both teams. said one of the spectator.
According to Army officials, The tournament was aimed at developing a competitive spirit amongst the local youths and also to provide them a platform to showcase their talent.
The matches of the tournament were witnessed with keen interest by one and all and generated bonhomie amongst the villagers and troops stationed nearby. he added.
Col Manish Chaturvedi gave away the prizes to the participants. The winning team was awarded Rs 10,000 & Runner-up were awarded Rs 6,000 as cash prices. The Best player of the tournament was gifted a Philips Four Band Radio. All the participating players were also given certificates and consolation prizes.
Commanding Officer Colonel Manish Chaturvedi addressing the media said, As part of Phase one, Intra District Tournament was conducted, subsequently Phase two Inter district tournament will be conducted in which teams from Anantnag, Badgam Shupian, Phalgam, Kulgam, Bandipora and Ganderbal will be participating.
Block Development Officer Hajan, Mr Hilal Ahmad Mir, Haji Noor Mohd Wani, Mr Gh Mohinuddin, Principal Army GoodWill School Hajan, Sarpanches & Panchas of Hajan and other prominent personalities of the participating villages attended the final match ceremony.
Mohd Farooq, one of the player of winning team remarked 13RR (KUMAON) is doing a good service for the area by conducting such sports. With this exposure we too now can dream of participating in the district level matches.
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