SRINAGAR, JANUARY 14: Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid has said that sports create camaraderie among the youth and shake physique of the youngsters. It promotes mental development by creating high standards of discipline and maintaining physical fitness.
Dr. Vaid was speaking at the closing ceremony of South Kashmir Sports Festival at Degree College Anantnag this afternoon. He felicitated the participating teams who showed best performance during the tournament. He said that more than 1500 players of South Kashmir districts took part in one month long sports festival, which was inaugurated on 14th December, 2016. Different indoor and outdoor games including tennis ball cricket, volley ball, carom and kho kho, besides athletics were played at different venues in district headquareter Anantnag, which was organized by South Kashmir Range.
DGP appreciated the mass participation of South Kashmir youth in the Festival during the chilly season and said that the department is organizing various sports events under Civic Action Pogramme (CAP) to promote sports culture among the youth in the State. He said that police organization, besides its professional duties, is providing plateform to the youth to achieve excellence in the sports field so that they could compete at higher levels. He said that the organization has chalked out the sports calendar and different tournaments of various sports events are being organized at different places across the State. He disclosed that for the promotion of sports activities among the youth, Jammu and Kashmir Police has constructed mini stadiums at various district headquarters in the State. After receiving good response from the public, especially the youth, the department under its civic action programme, has identified more places which could be developed as play-grounds and by this way the youth of these areas could avail the facility of play-grounds, he added. He said that to boost the talent among the youth of poor pockets of the State, the department is providing sports material and also organising sports festivals in these areas.
Dr. Vaid said that sports has now a day’s become a career and the youth excelling, are offered attractive jobs by the private as well as government sector. He said that the youth should participate in the sports events and avail the benefit to refine their talent.
DGP appreciated the role of organizers of South Kashmir Range for their efforts in organizing the month long tournament in a befitting manner. He also thanked the players and local teams for the participation in the tournaments, who exhibited their good sportsmanship during the entire festival.
IGP Kashmir, SJM Gillani, who was also present on the occasion, congratulated the players and the winning teams of the tournament. He appreciated the placyerts for maintaining standards of discipline during the entire tournament.
Earlier, DIG SKR, Mr. S. P. Pani gave a brief resume of the Festival. He said that to make the event a success the organizing committee had made good arrangements for maintenance of playing fields and also proper sanitation in and around the venues. He said that such activities would be organized in every district during 2017 to benefit the sports lovers.
Among others, the function was attended by SSsP/SsP, Shridhar Patil, Rayees Mohammad, Zubair Ahmed Khan, Fayaz Ahmed Lone, Tahir Saleem, Mohammad Zaid, Aijaz Rasool, Mubasher Hussain, Aijaz Ahmed Zargar, Azhar Bashir Baba, Ifroz Ahmed, senior journalist Tasaduq Rashid and other police officers.