Srinagar, Aug 23: A week long District Level Sports Festival organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor Islamic University Awantipora , Shri Mushtaq Ahmad Siddiqi and Sr. Superintendent of Police Awantipora Shri Mohammad Zahid at District Police Lines Awantipora today.
On the inaugural function, the chief guest lauded the role of J&K Police in organizing such type of sports activities which provides platform to the youth to excel in various sports activities. He highlighted that the youth of the state are showing keen interest in the sports activities and hoped that they would prove their talent in these events which would pave way for their entry in mega sports events at state, national and international level. On the occasion some cultural events, Kashmiri songs were displayed by school children.
Earlier SSP Awantipora welcomed the Chief Guest and Participants on the occasion. It is pertinent to mention here that the weeklong festival will conclude on Sunday 30th of august 2017 in which three top teams of each event will participate in South Kashmir sports festival.
On the inaugural day various events including Football, Volleyball, Kabbadi, Cricket, Khokho were played. A huge gathering of people attended the function.
The other officer present on the occasion were Shri S.P. Pani, DIG SKR Anantnag , Shri Mehmood Ahmad, Principal CTC Lethpora , Shri Neeraj Panday , Commanding Officer 42 RR , Shri Ajit Kumar, Commanding Officer 50 RR, Shri Puneet Kumar, Commanding Officer 130 BN CRPF , Shri Rajesh Kumar, Commanding Officer 180 BN CRPF, Shri Perweiz Ahmad, SDPO Awantipora , and Shri Shahzada Kabir Matoo DySP DAR Awantipora.