JAMMU: Director General of Police Ashok Prasad Friday said that Jammu and Kashmir Police is contributing overwhelmingly for the promotion of sports in the state and various sports events are organised in all districts of the state, providing a competitive platform for the budding players to showcase their hidden talent.
Prasad was the chief guest at the concluding function of Youth Promotional Coaching Camp organised by the department for U-19 boys.
Prasad said that the camp was a part of Civic Action Programme wherein more than 400 boys from far-flung areas of the State participated.
He disclosed that the youth promotion camp was initially introduced some years before and the scope of the activity has now been expanded to cultivate sports talent among the youth belonged to far-flung areas.
DGP said that Jammu and Kashmir Police, besides its professional policing, has been organising many sports tournaments to nurture younger talent within and outside the organisation.
According to the official press release, Prasad lauded the efforts of the organisers, saying that it was a great task to choose the boys from the poor pockets of the state and make arrangements for their boarding and lodging in a befitting manner. Winner teams were felicitated with trophies by the DGP.
Additional Director General of Police, (Armed), J&K, S. M. Sahai, who was also the Organising Secretary of the Camp, said that more that 400 youth from far-flung areas of district Kathua, Samba, Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi, Doda, Udhampur, Kupwara, Ganderbal, Srinagar, Jammu, Anantnag, Pulwama and Baramulla participated in the week long coaching camp.