‘J&K Police always there to guide and assist youth to excel in different sports’
SRINAGAR: Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh declared open a 3-day water Sports festival Jashan-e-Dal and Shikara Race at a function held at Nehru Park, on Wednesday.
DGP while speaking on the occasion said that the event is being organized after three years.
He appreciated the efforts of organizing committee headed by ADGP Armed J&K, A.K Choudhary for organizing the event despite COVID-19.
He said that the department is always eager to organize such events with an aim to provide platform to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to prove their talent.
He said J&K Police besides its professional responsibilities is always there to guide and help our youth to excel in different sports. The DGP also appreciated the efforts of Ms. Bilkees Mir for promoting the water sports in Jammu and Kashmir.
Later, speaking to the media, the DGP said this event has been one of the favorite events as for the celebration of the beautiful water bodies is concerned. He said that somehow there was some break for some time but despite the COVID-19 we thought this is the time to get young players who are interested in water sports to showcase their skills. He said that this year about 200 boys and girls would be participating in different categories of water sports.
Referring to the scarifies of J&K Police personnel, the DGP said that it always has been our effort that sacrifices of our brave men are recognized at all levels and added that he is proud of the JKP and is privileged to lead this force which have received largest number of gallantry medals ever, in the last two years.
Additional Director General of Police Armed, A.K Choudhary who is Chairman of Organizing Committee of the event welcomed the Chief Guest Dilbag Singh Director General of Police, officers and participants.
He said that this event is well placed in our sports calendar. About 200 participants will compete in Shikara Race, Dem Boat Race, Dragon Boat Race, Kayaking and Canoeing, Water Polo and Swimming. He said that besides policing responsibilities, J&K Police has remained on forefront in organizing different sports and cultural activities across J&K for our youth so that they can excel in different fields.
ADGsP, A.K Choudhary, S.J.M Gillani, A.G Mir, IGsP M.K Sinha, Vijay Kumar, DC Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary and other senior police and civil officers, SSsP of different wings, AIsG of PHQ, Commandants of different battalions were present on the occasion.
The event is being organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police under its Civic Action Progrmme while following due COVID-19 protocols.