Jammu and Kashmir Police would host 14th All India Police Water Sports Championship-2015 in the summer capital here from July 27.
The 5-day long championship being held under the aegis of All India Police Sports Control Board will be held at Dal Lake.
This was disclosed by Managing Director Police Housing Corporation, Dilbagh Singh who is also Organising secretary for the championship, at a press conference held at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) here today.
He said that the opening ceremony of the mega event will be held on 27th of July which would conclude on July 31, 2015. The event was scheduled to be held in 2014 but was postponed in view of Parliamentary and Assembly elections in the State.
"About 15 teams of different central and State Police organizations from across the country have confirmed their participation in the event which include SSB, BSF, CRPF, ITBP, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, J&K, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh Police," he added.
He disclosed that JKP Aquatic team won 8 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 bronze medals in the 3rd All India Police Water Sports Championship in 2003 and lifted the championship trophy during its 8th edition in 2009. Zahoor Ahmad, Parvez Ahmad and Farooq Ahmad of Police Aquatic team bagged one Gold and One bronze medal each in the 13th edition of this event held at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.