Srinagar, June 19 (GNS): Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today felicitated the winners of ‘Jashn-e-Dal’, a Water Sports event organized by Jammu Kashmir Police, at Srinagar.
700 participants competed in 20 categories of Kayaking, Canoeing and Slalom discipline during the three-day long event.
Addressing the participants and the organizers, the Lt Governor commended the J&K Police for its valuable contribution in nurturing young sporting talents and providing them opportunity through Civic Action Programmes to realise their full creative potential.
“It is a dream of every athlete to get an opportunity to participate in sporting event, excel in their respective area and become role model for the upcoming generation. The ongoing sports activities give us hope and confidence that our players can produce path-breaking achievements,” said the Lt Governor.
The vibrant sports culture reflects the image of aspirational J&K, which is determined to build a better future for the young generation. Our athletes will play a significant role in this task and contribute in building a strong and prosperous Jammu Kashmir, he added.
The Lt Governor reiterated the commitment of the UT Administration to provide world class facilities, coaching and mentoring to the young sporting talents of Jammu Kashmir.
“We are building new sporting future of J&K. It is our collective responsibility to empower our sportspersons, help the hidden talents in the villages so that they can script shining successes in international sporting events,” said the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor made a special mention of sports personalities from J&K for bringing laurels to the nation at the world stage. He also appreciated the efforts of the sports associations and stakeholder departments for the promotion of sports in the UT.
The Lt Governor also called upon the people, especially the youth to discharge their duties and to contribute in Swachhta Abhiyan.
At the closing ceremony, the Lt Governor took the ceremonial salute at an impressive pedal pass and interacted with the players.
Sh Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor; Sh Dilbag Singh, DGP; Sh R K Goyal, ACS, Home Department; Sh RR Swain, Special DG CID; Sh SJM Gillani, ADGP J&K Armed Police, senior officials of Police and Civil Administration, members of water sports association, prominent sports personalities, representatives of various sports clubs and associations and youth in large number attended the felicitation ceremony. (GNS)