Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar, said that Jammu and Kashmir Police has been focussing on promoting sports activities in the State and the Organization has been providing logistic support to the talented youngsters to provide them opportunities to hone their skills in the field of sports.
Rajendra was speaking at the closing ceremony of 6th Police Martyrs Memorial Cricket Championship 2015-16 at Sports Stadium Kathua this afternoon.
As many as, 16 teams from Jammu and Kashmir and North India took part in the tournament.
The DGP felicitated the teams who participated in the tournament and exhibited best performance during the tourney.
The DGP said that JKP is organizing various tournaments in the state every year in the memory of its martyrs, who have laid down their lives for bringing peace and normalcy in the State. He further said that police organization besides its professional duties is promoting sports culture in the State and the motive behind this is to provide platform to the youth to achieve excellence in the field so that they could compete at national and international level. He said that the organization has chalked out the sports calendar for the year 2016 and different tournaments of various sports events would be organized at different places across the State.
The DGP said that the activities have helped enthusing the youth of the State for greater participation in sports. He said that the events have served as a bridge of understanding and good will between the people and police.
Paying tributes to police martyrs, he said that sacrifices of these martyrs have made JKP proud and these unsung heroes would be remembered by generations to come.
During the final match, Sabhi Cricket Club was declared as winner of the championship and Deepak Punia was judged as man of the Match while Rahul Tewatia of runner up team was confirmed as man of the series.
The DGP appreciated the efforts of Kathua Police, Shaheed Welfare Committee and Sponsors for organizing the prestigious tournament in a well organized manner. He distributed trophies and cash prizes among the winning team including bumper prize (ALTO 800 Car) to the Man of the series.
Earlier, IGP Jammu Zone, Danish Rana gave brief resume of the tournament.
Among others the closing ceremony was attended by DIG JKS Range, Ashkoor Ahmed Wani, SP Kathua, Neeva Jain, Deputy Commissioner, Romesh Kumar, Principal PTS kathua, Sanjeev Khajuria, CO CRPF 121 Bn, SS Rana, Additional SP Kathua, Nasir Ahmed, Chairman CTM Kathua, KC Sharma, President District Industries Association, Ajit Bawa, Industrialists, prominent citizens, families of martyrs and large gathering of cricket lovers.