61st All India Police Hockey Championship concludes
Jammu, Dec 14: The 61st All India Police Hockey Championship, which started on December 7 concluded here this evening. Minister of State for Home Nasir Aslam Wani was the chief guest on the closing ceremony.
The championship was hosted by Jammu and Kashmir Police which lasted for eight days. As many as 26 teams from different States and union territories participated in the championship.
Addressing the function Nasir Aslam said that Jammu and Kashmir has been playing a pivotal role in promoting sports in the State and honing sports skills of the youth. He said that such events provide an opportunity to the sports lovers to witness high-tech competitions among national level teams and inspire them to refine their talent.
The Minister said that players of the State would be provided advanced coaching so that they could represent the country in international competitions. He said that government is also considering to make available jobs for the outstanding sports persons in the State.
Earlier Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad said that JKP is organizing various sports events at different levels “to refine the talent” within and outside the department. He said that the endeavors have yielded “good results” and players have brought “laurels” at different national, international competitions for the State.
Additional Director General of Police, K. Rajendra Kumar, on the occasion said that the championship has received a good response from the sports lovers and a large number of people witnessed the different matches played at K.K. Haku Stadium and Jammu University.
Secretary All India Sports Control Board, Manoj Yadav, also addressed the function.
The Chief Guest distributed mementos trophies among the participating and winning teams. Championship was lifted by Punjab Police after defeating SSB by 6-1.
Prominent among others present on the occasion were MLC Mr. Jahangir Mir, Former DGP J&K, Mr. A.K.Chaturvedi, Home Secretary, Suresh Kumar, ADsGP, Dr. Ram Lubhaya, S.P Vaid and Naveen Aggarwal, IsGP V.K Singh, Dilbag Singh, Dr. B.Srinivas, H. K. Lohia, Abdul Ghani Mir and M. Sulaiman Salaria. Other senior police officers and a large public gathering also witnessed the final match and closing ceremony.
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