Handwara Police Cricket League begins: Advisor (B), DGP, J&K declared tournament open

Grab opportunities; display your talent DGP tells youth

Srinagar: Advisor to Hon’ble Lt. Governor J&K R. R. Bhatnagar, Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh declared open the Handwara Police Cricket League – 2020 in a colorful function organized at Sports Ground Bakihakar, Handwara on Saturday.
Advisor to Hon’ble Lt. Governor R. R. Bhatnagar congratulated the Jammu and Kashmir Police for organizing such a big event. He said that prosperity, development and peace can be achieved when we work towards it together. He appealed to the youth to stay away from drugs as it ruins lives, families and societies. He appreciated the efforts of Jammu and Kashmir Police in providing platforms to the budding talent of Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking on the occasion the DGP thanked the Advisor to Hon’ble Lt. Governor J&K R. R. Bhatnagar for accepting the invitation and thereby boosting the morale of energetic youth of Handwara. He congratulated the SSP Handwara and other partners involved in organizing such a big event. He also thanked India Cricketer Parvez Rasool and IPL Cricketer Manzoor Pandav for boosting the morale of the budding talent of Handwara.
The DGP said that Jammu and Kashmir Police is putting in all efforts to get at least three best teams from South, Central and North Kashmir and from them we will get one best team. He said that it is dream of Jammu and Kashmir Police to have a Kashmir Eleven Cricket team which will be famous in the Union Territory and also in the country for its talent. He said we hope that Cricket stars like Pervaiz Rasool, Manzoor Pandav and other sports stars who have earned name and fame from the game of cricket will help and provide their guidance to the youth. Jammu and Kashmir Police is determined in accomplishing this mission, he said.
He said that Jammu and Kashmir Police in the recent time has organized various sports activities across the Kashmir valley. He said starting from South Kashmir Women cricket tournament, 16 teams participated in Central Kashmir T20 Cricket Tournament and in Bandipora a Mega Sports festival is going on and all our efforts are to provide opportunities to the youth who can grab them and show their talent to the nation.
The DGP informed the participating youth that he started his career as SHO from Handwara and was very upset when this peace-loving place was disturbed because of militancy. He said nothing can be achieved through militancy. Loss of any body’s life cannot be celebrated and militancy has brought only destruction to the families, societies, he added. The DGP said that dozens of youth who were lured by agents of terror supporters accepted our appeal and are back to their families and added that Jammu & Kashmir Police is providing all its assistance in shaping the careers of our youth. He said that he is happy to see the beautiful faces of energetic, talented youth. He advised them to be the ambassador of peace and choose a career which will make proud not only you, your families but the whole nation.
Speaking to the media persons the DGP said that the aim of Jammu and Kashmir Police is to create positivity among the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that before the winter sets in we are taking full advantage of the time to organize more and more such events for our youth and provide platform where they can showcase their talent.
SP Handwara Dr. G. V. Sundeep Chakravarthy while speaking on the occasion highlighted the initiatives taken by Handwara Police for the benefit of general public by organizing Police Community Partnership Groups (PCPG) meetings and youth-oriented events.
The Tournament is being organised by Jammu and Kashmir Police under Civic Action Programme.

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