BANDIPORA- An Under-17 Football Talent Hunt tournament organised jointly by District Administration and 3rd battalion CRPF concluded on Wednesday at SK Stadium, Bandipora with Higher Secondary School Hajin lifting the title. The team defeated High School Laharwapora 2-1 in the final.
Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr. Owais Ahmad was chief guest on the occasion. Padma Shree awardee Faisal Ali Dar was also present.
An official said eight teams participated in the tournament including a team from remote Gurez valley.
The tournament was part of civil action programme and was kick started on Sunday by Rakesh Sharma, Commandant 3rd Bn CRPF, along with SSP Bandipora Mohammad Zahid.
Earlier 1st semi-final was played between Govt Secondary School Bagh and Govt High School Laharwapora that was won by Govt High School Laharwapora in penalty shootout. Second semi-final was played between Govt MHSS Kaloosa and Govt ML HSS Hajin that also concluded in penalty shootout and was won by ML HSS Hajin. The tournament attracted a large number of spectators.
While interacting with the sportsperson at the concluding ceremony, DC Bandipora lauded the efforts of the organisers for organizing the tournament and also appreciated the players for taking part in sports activities.
Commandant CRPF also spoke on the occasion and said they dreamed to enhance the capability of sports personal in making Bandipora skillful sports district.
He said the sports activities will help the youth to showcase their talent besides helping them to utilize their energy in positive direction. He said sports activities will help youth to stay away from drug menace and other anti social activities.
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