Zonal level Sports Festival 2017 kickstarted at Gindhan Stadium Rajbagh here on Tuesday, a police spokesman said.
He said that Abdul Rahim Dar, father of slain Station House officer Feroz Ahmad Dar inaugurated the Zonal Level Sports Festival in presence of DIG CKR Ghulam Hasan Bhat, SSP Budgam Tejinder Singh, SSP PCR Srinagar Shahid Mehraj, SP City South Ashish Mishra, SP Hazratbal Amod Nagpure, SP Hq Srinagar Khalil Ahmad Poswal, SO to DIG CKR Shabir Nawab and others.
Various games including cricket, football, volleyball, kabbadi, kho-kho,tug-of-war, athletics, martial art etc will be played in this event. Besides police officers, large number of participants and spectators were present on the occasion, the spokesman said.
While addressing the participants, DIG CKR Ghulam Hassan Bhat said that such type of events provide a platform to potential youth to explore their hidden talent.
He said that sports activities help the youth to channelize their energy in a positive way.
He said the sports festival oragnised under CAP aims at to strengthen Police-Public relations.
He added that Police would organize more such programmes under Civic action in future to encourage youth to take part is sports.