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  • Say no to drugs, opt sports: Zorawar appeals to youth

JAMMU: Junoon Cricket Club lifted the Maharaja Hari Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament title by defeating its rival Patoli Cricket Club in a closed contested final played here. The 20-day long tournament was organised by the EQUINOX ENTERTAINMENT in which 64 teams from the district participated.  Savan Singh from winning side with his fiery knock of 85 runs off 28 deliveries left the hundreds of spectators spellbound. He sailed his side towards victory.

Team Jammu Chairman Zorawar Singh Jamwal was the chief guest on the occasion and distributed trophies and prize among the winner and runners up teams. The winning club was rewarded a cash prize of Rs 28,000 and trophy while runners up got Rs 12,000 with trophy. SP City North Vinod Kumar, Ex MLA Shiv Dev Singh, Sanjita Dogra also graced the occasion.

Mukul was declared man of the series and took home a cash prize of 5,000 along with a glittering trophy.  While speaking on the occassion, Zorawar lauded the organisors for naming the tournament in the name of last Dogra ruler, which is also a tribute to him. He remembered Maharaja Hari Singh and also threw light on his life history.

The Team Jammu chairman further appealed to youth to shun drugs and choose sports. "Sports not only gives you physical fitness but also keeps the mind healthy and helps in keeping all the evils away," said Jamwal. He asked youth to add sports in their regular routine as it helps in inculcating honesty, dedication and good thoughts for welfare of the society.

Later the organising committee presented mementoes to the dignitaries. Harish kotwal, Raul Parihar, Saksham Singh and Ashish Kotwal, Chairman, Equinox entertainment were also present on the occasion. The members assured that such tournaments will be orgsnised in future also. Ashish presented vote of thanks.

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  • Sports is the soul of nation: Minister Sajad Gani Lone
  • Complements J&K Police for promoting sports in the state.
  • Rupees 1.8 crore allocated for organizing sports activities in different districts/units: DGP Dr.S.P Vaid

SRINAGAR: The J&K Bank won 15th Police Martyrs Memorial Football-2017 tournament by defeating Lone Star in a penalty shootout in the final played today at Synthetic Turf TRC Ground Srinagar. Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology Shri Sajad Gani Lone was the chief guest. Speaking on this occasion, the Minister said that sports is the soul of the nation and complimented the Jammu and Kashmir Police for promoting the sports activities in the state. He along with Director General of Police distributed the trophies and cash prizes.

In his welcome address Director General of Police Dr. S. P. Vaid said that rupees 1.8 crore have been allocated to different units of the police for organizing different tournaments of all the games including Cricket, Football, Water Sports, Wall clambing etc. He said that Police had remained at the forefront for channelizing the energy of youth through games in the state. He complimented the Chairman Organizing Shri A.K Chodhary, Organizing Secretary Shri S. Ahfadul Mujtaba IGP AP/IRP Kashmir, J&K Football Assocation and other officers for successful organization of trournment.  

Final match of the tournament was played between Jammu & Kashmir Bank XI and Lone Star Kashmir FC at Synthetic Turf TRC Ground Srinagar. During the stipulated time no goal was scored by both the teams. However, after their stipulated time the match was decided through penalty shootout where Lone Star KFC missed 4th stroke by Salah (Jersey No.15) and subsequently lost the final. Arun Nagiyal of Lone Star KFC was adjudged man of the match for which he was given trophy and cash reward of ₹5000/- by the Chief Guest Shri Sajad Gani Lone, Hon’ble Minister of Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings, Science and Technology.

During the closing ceremony DFA Budgam and DFA Anantnag were given ₹20000/- each as consolation prize. Similarly, DFA Kulgam was awarded ₹25000/- on account of 4th Place. Likewise, J&K SPDC XI was given trophy and ₹50000/- on account of 3rd Place besides they were given fair play trophy during the ceremony. Lone Star KFC was given trophy and  ₹75000/- on account of 2nd Place and J&K Bank XI was given winner trophy and cash prize of  ₹1.00 lac by the chief guest during the closing ceremony.

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NEW DELHI: Former Captain of Indian Football Team Baichung Bhutia in his latest tweet has said that he is ready to offer training to reformed Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Majid Khan. Khan, a football player returned back from militancy yesterday when he surrendered before government forces.  “I felt concerned reading this news and hence I have spoken to J&K Football Association President to Reach out to him and convey my offer that he can train with @BBFSchools in Delhi which will give him an opportunity at becoming a pro footballer. I hope #Majid accepts my offer,” Bhutia wrote on his twitter handle. “Once you start kicking the ball again, you never know, your lives may just kick-off again. We want Majid to come back to normal life at the earliest,” Bhutia ended.