16th Police Martyrs Memorial Football Tournament

16th Police Martyrs Memorial Football Tournament
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Rs 3 cr spent by Police for sports activities: DGP

Sports policy submitted to Government

SRINAGAR: Director General of Police, J&K Dr. S.P Vaid declared open the 16th J&K Police Martyrs’ Memorial Football Tournament-2018 at Synthetic Turf TRC Ground here Friday.
The tournament is being organized by J&K Police annually under Civic Action Programme (CAP).
The DGP J&K, Dr. S.P Vaid in his address said that the tournament is being conducted regularly from 1998 in memory of martyrs of J&K Police to pay tributes to them. DGP said that this tournament not only provides us an opportunity to remember hundreds of police personnel who have laid down their lives for the nation but also provides an opportunity to the players and budding talent of the valley to show their capability.
He disclosed that last year police spent approximately `3 Crore for various sports activities in the State.
He said that an amount of Rs 131.00 lakhs was spent for conducting sports festivals at district, range and zonal level during the last year. For promoting the rural sports and other activities, `40,000/- each was distributed among the 193 Police Stations across the State.
Dr. Vaid said that in order to attract more and more talent to J&K Police a sports policy has been submitted to the government for consideration. He said that Ministry of Home Affairs has approved two Synthetic Turfs for North and Central Kashmir and hoped that the Synthetic Turf with flood lights will be approved for South Kashmir in near future.
Earlier, ADGP Armed J&K (Organizing Secretary of the Tournament) in his welcome speech said that 34 teams across the J&K State are participating in the 16th edition of the tournament. Moreover, he also announced that winner team of the tournament will receive a trophy and a cash prize of `1.00 lakh, runners up team with a trophy and a cash prize of `75,000/- and 1st runner up team will also be given a trophy and a cash prize of `50,000/- which will be increased in the next year.
The DGP J&K also witnessed the exhibition cum inaugural match played between J&K Police Veteran XI and J&K Football Association Veteran XI which was won by JKFA in penalty shootouts.
Chief guest presented mementos to all players of both the teams and winners and runners up trophies to J&K Football Association Veteran XI and J&K Police Veteran XI respectively.