14th Police Football Tourney kicks off
'JKP PLAYS VITAL ROLE IN PROMOTING SPORTS'
Srinagar, June 30: Minister of State for Home, Nasir Aslam Wani has said that Sports activities carried out by Jammu and Kashmir Police are proving prudent in promoting sports as they are inculcating moral values among the youth of the State. He said the department has been contributing a lot in exposing the state youth to excel in national competition, he said
Wani was inaugurating 14th Police Martyrs Memorial Football Tournament-2012 at Bakshi Stadium here this evening.
Addressing a large gathering of football lovers including students from various educational institutions, he said that JKP has been contributing in sports arena and has carried out various sports and cultural activities under its civic action programme which has helped to chanalise the energy of youth.
He said that besides its excellence in professional policing, the force has also stood high in promoting sports activities in the state. Under the programme, force has undertaken its sports activities in the far-flung areas of the state to inculcate sports talent among the youth of the down trodden areas also.
He said that such tournaments provide an opportunity to the sports lovers to watch high tech competitions among the reputed teams and inspire them to excel, besides provide plate-form to the state youth at their door step to polish their talent.
Paying tributes to the police martyrs, Nasir said that their sacrifices have made JKP proud and it is due to their sacrifices that the people of the state are living in a free atmosphere and the development works in the state have regained its pace.
He said that such occasions remind us to commemorate the sacrifices of police martyrs who laid down their lives for safety and security of the people.
Earlier, the Director General of Police (DGP), K Rajendra Kumar, deliberating on the objectives of conducting such activities, said that the tournament has gained much popularity among the youth and sports lovers as it provides an opportunity to them to watch high-tech competitions and fulfill their aspirations.
He said that the department has been undertaking various activities for the promotion of sports culture and the welfare of youth of the state to channelize their energies and guide them towards a bright career.
He said that such activities also include setting up of football academies and coaching of talented sports person by our departmental coaches.
Giving details about the tournament, Rajendra said that in all 56 teams are participating in the fortnight long tournament, including 10 football teams from outside the state.
He said that all the 56 matches of the tournament would be played on knock out basis under the rules and regulations framed by All India Police Sports Control Board. He said that the tournament was initially started in 1998, which has become an annual event and the people anxiously waiting for the mega event.
Remembering the sacrifices of the police martyrs, the DGP said that the nation cannot forget the supreme sacrifices and it is our prime responsibility to take care of the families left behind by the martyrs. He reiterated that the welfare of martyr’s families is our prime concern of the police.
Detailing the sports activities of JKP, the DGP said that the Organization, besides conducting such activities is also providing sports material to the academies and institutions. Various minimum stadiums were developed in far-flung areas where such facilities are not available for the youth. Sports camps were also organized to introduce the participants with the basic skills of mountaineering and rock climbing. In other sports fields like water games, cycling, athletics and marathon various activities are organized by the department, he added.
Among others, the function was attended by MLA, MY Taragami, MLC, Haji Ali Muhammad Bhat, MLC, Narboo Ghailchan, ADsGP, Dr. Ramlubhaya, Dr. S. P. Vaid and Naveen Aggarwal, IsGP, Dr. B. Srinivas, Muneer Ahmed Khan, M. Sulaiman Salaria, Suneel Kumar Sharnma, HK. Lohia, Rauf-ul-Hassan, Dr. K. K. Saini, AQ. Manhas, Director Youth Services and Sports, JP. Singh, President JKFA, Zamir Ahmed Thakur, General Secretary JKFA, SA. Hamid, Resident Secretary JKFA, Prof. BA. Shah, Treasurer JKFAF, Fayaz Ahmed, retired senior police and civilian officers.
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