Srinagar: Eleven days Police Martyrs Sports Festival organized by J&K Police in North Kashmir’s Baramulla District concluded Sunday. Director General of Police Dilbag Singh was the chief guest at the closing ceremony held at Showkat Ali Stadium Baramulla. DGP while speaking on the occasion reiterated the role of J&K Police in youth development and its commitment for ensuring peaceful Jammu and Kashmir. He said that J&K Police is on a mission in revolutionizing the sports in Jammu and Kashmir and added that during past month or so a number of sports events were organized across J&K.
He said that in Bandipora mega sports festival alone, around 228 teams from Bandipora and other parts of valley participated in different sports categories. He said that a positive message was sent across the country when matches were played under the lights in Ganderbal. He appreciated the youth for acting as the messengers of peace by participating in a number of positive activities organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police. The DGP said that it gives immense pleasure to see the increasing interest of girls in sports. He emphasized upon the district police and civil administration to assist girls Cricket players who took part in today’s exhibition match as they have great potential to perform at higher level.
The DGP said that Jammu and Kashmir during the past over three decades has witnessed enough of violence and destruction with huge loss of life and property. He said that Jammu and Kashmir Police as the force of people is expecting the positive role of every individual particularly the youth in realizing the peaceful and prosperous J&K where our youth without any fear would follow their dreams. He said that for internal security, integrity and sovereignty of the country a number of heroes have sacrificed their lives and added it is now our responsibility to strengthen their mission. Later, the DGP presented a cheque of Rs 17.50 lac. to the parents of Martyr SPO Muzaffar Ahmad who sacrificed his life while on duty on 17th August 2020 at Kreeri in Baramulla. Earlier, SSP Baramulla in his welcome address said that the event was organized in the fond memories of police martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty and was aimed to provide a platform to the young and talented youth to express themselves and engage in positive activities adding that it would contribute for their personal development.