JK Bank Lifts 17th J&K Police Martyrs Football Tournament

SRINAGAR- 17th J&K Police Martyrs Memorial Football Tournament 2021-22 organised by Jammu and Kashmir Police under its Civic Action Programme and in collaboration with J&K Football Association concluded on Thursday at Synthetic Turf Ground TRC Srinagar with JK Bank emerging as tournament champions.

JK Bank defeated JK PDC XI in the final. Bank’s talismanic striker, Akif Reshi was declared player of the tournament.

Director General of Police J&K, Dilbag Singh was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony.

ADGP Armed J&K SJM Gillani, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, DIG CKR Sujit Kumar SSP Srinagar Rakesh Balwal, Kashmir based Commandants of JKAP/IRP battalions, JK Football Association President Zamir Ahmad Thakur, General Secretary JKFA Prof. Shah, Nazir Ahmad Bhat, District President Srinagar Football Association Fayaz Ahmad Sofi, members of JK Sports Council and other senior civil and police officers were present on the occasion.

DGP J&K speaking at the closing ceremony congratulated the winners/runners up teams and said that Jammu & Kashmir Police is committed to boost to the sports and other Youth Development activities in J&K. He congratulated the ADGP Armed J&K and JK Football Association for successful conduct of the mega event.

The DGP said that the Jammu and Kashmir Police has been organising various youth oriented tournaments and added that J&K Police would provide all possible support to the youth looking forward to make their mark at bigger levels. He appreciated the youth for taking part in the positive activities and wished all of them good luck.

The J&K Police Martyrs Football Tournament was inaugurated on 17th of March in which 16 top teams from Kashmir and 02 teams from Jammu division participated. Total 16 league/quarter/semi final and final matches were played. The tournament is organised by J&K Police every year in the memory of those brave officials who gave supreme sacrifices of their lives for the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. The tournament was started in the year 1998 in the memory of Inspector Mushtaq Ahmad Baba.

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