9th North Kashmir Sports Festival Concludes

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More than 6000 players participate in the festival

BARAMULLA – The one month long annual North Kashmir Sports festival organized by J&K Police under the aegis of DIG North Kashmir concluded today at Sports Stadium Baramulla.

Minister of State for Home, Nasir Aslam Wani was the chief guest and Minister of State for R&B, Javaid Ahmad Dar was the guest of honour on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nasir Aslam commended the role of J&K Police in promoting the sports talent among the youth of the state as well as praised efforts of police in bringing about a turnaround in the situation promising lasting peace in the state. He highlighted the need for developing true sportsmanship and perfecting of talent amongst the young budding players to make them eligible for wider sports platforms.

Minister of State, Javed Ahmad Dar underscored the need for developing the sports infrastructure in the state especially in district Baramulla. He said that more needs to be done in providing sports facilities to the sports lovers.

IGP Kashmir, S. M. Sahai speaking on the occasion expressed the hope that some talent shall emerge amongst the participants so that they could be sponsored by J&K Police at national level.

Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, G. A. Khawaja presented the report about North Kashmir Sports festival on the occasion.

At the outset, Rajesh Kumar, IPS DIG North Kashmir Range in his welcome address thanked all the guests and participants and informed that a total of 6441 players participated in the festival playing different games and sports in events like cricket, football, hockey, handball, kho-kho, volley ball, badminton, table tennis and athletics.

A lot of dignitaries including Maj Gen Bipin Rawat, GOC 19 Infantry Div and other senior police and civil administration besides eminent sports personalities of North Kashmir were present on the occasion. A colourful cultural and musical programme amidst wide applause from public was enjoyed by one and all.

Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani also participated in a seminar organised by Kashmir News Service, titled ‘Role of Media in Society’.

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