OPEN LONG DISTANCE RUNNING EVENT
SRINAGAR: Umar Hameed of Budgam bagged the first place followed by Mohammad Younis from Anantnag District while Ifshan Ahmad of Kawoosa Budgam bagged third position in the Open long distance running event held at Budgam on Sunday.
Vice chairman District Sports Council Budgam, Rifat Abdullah flagged off the race, he also distributed prizes among the winners.
The event was organized by District Sports Council Budgam in which athletes from Budgam, Pulwama and Anantnag districts participated with great zeal.
On the other side, Bagindar Football Club lifted the 7-A-Side invitational football tournament at Sheikhpora Ground. Badandar Football Club defeated Sheikhpora Football Club by seven goals to nil in the final match. Twelve Teams from different areas of Budgam and Srinagar districts participated in the tournament. The tournament was organised by Sheikh-ul-Aalam Sports Development Association and Sponsored by District Sports Council Budgam.
Meanwhile, 11 day special coaching camp for Hockey, Athletics and Wushu disciplines is being organised by J&K State Sports Council at Sports Stadium Budgam starting from 2nd January. All the interested players have been asked to report at Sports Stadium Budgam on 2nd January District Sports council Budgam is also going to start a special talent hunt programme in all the Tehsil and Block headquarters in days to come. Special Scholarships, Track suits, Shoes and uniforms will be provided to the players who belong to weaker sections of the society under the programme.