Ansari inaugurates 14th AIP Water Sports Championship

SRINAGAR, JULY 27: Minister for Youth Services & Sports, IT and Technical Education Molvi Imran Raza Ansari Monday evening inaugurated 14th All India Police Water Sports Championship-2015 here at world famous Dal Lake.

As many as 15 different Central and State teams of Police organizations are participating in the 5-day championship, being organized by J&K police under the aegis of All India Police Sports Control Board.

The Deputy Chairman Legislative Council Mr. Jahangir Mir, Deputy Speaker Legislative Assembly, Mr. Nazir Ahmed Gurezi, MLA, Mr. Farooq Ahmed Andrabi, MLC, Mr. Surrender Ambardar were the Guest of honor on the occasion.

Director General of Police J&K, Mr. K. Rajendra Kumar who is also the Chairman of the event and Additional General Police, Mr. Dilbagh Singh, who is also organizing Secretary of the event, ADsGP Mr. S. K. Mishra and Naveen Aggarwal, IGsP, Mr. H.K Lohia, Mr. Alok Puri, Mr. A.K Choudhary, SJM Geelani and senior officers of Army, police and Civil Administration attended the event besides Rtd. Police officers, members of civil society, representatives of water Sports bodies and students of various educational institutions.  

Speaking on the occasion, the Sports Minister said that J&K has immense scope for developing Water sports as Water resources are available in abundance here. He said efforts are under way to promote all sports activities including Water sports in a big way in the state, adding that Central Government had already agreed in principle to provide proper funding for development of sports activities in the length and breadth of the state. He said Union Ministry for Sports has agreed to establish State of Art Sports Centre at Pahalgam for which DPRs has been sent for approval.

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