JAMMU: Advisor Farooq Khan on felicitated Jammu and Kashmir judoka Rakhshinda Mehak for her bronze medal winning feat at the World Deaf Judo Championship held recently in Versailles, France.
Director School Education, Jammu, Ravi Shankar Sharma, was the guest of honour on the occasion.
Advisor said that it was a pride moment for players to represent Jammu and Kashmir as well as India in the International level sports event and win medal for the nation. He said that the most joyous moment was the victory of Rakhshinda Mehak who clinched bronze medal in team category along with other judokas.
Advisor Khan was optimistic that the performance of these victorious players will inspire many to work hard in a total disciplined manner in the sports streams of their choice.
He said that these specially abled players have exemplified that they do possess equal strength and stamina as compared to other players and can perform to the best for their country. “The government has launched a slew of measures towards development and welfare of such players and it must be our prime concern to encourage these heroes at all levels to bring out their best,” he asserted.
On the occasion, Rakhshinda Mehak and Vishal Khajuria were rewarded with a cash award and mementos while Senior Coach of J&K Sports Council, Surjan Bhan, was also honoured with a shawl and memento. Others students who were also felicitated included Vaishali Rania, Dheeraj Pandita, Sunil Kumar, Deepak Kumar and Deepti Pandit.
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