19th J&K Police Martyrs Memorial Football Tournament-2023
FC-1 wins men, Kashmir Arrows women trophy
STATE TIMES NEWS
SRINAGAR: FC-1 among men teams and Kashmir Arrows among women teams emerged as champions in the 19th J&K Police Martyrs Memorial Football Tournament-2023 organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police under its Civic Action Programme and in collaboration with J&K Football Association, J&K Sports Council, which concluded on Tuesday at Synthetic Turf Ground TRC Srinagar.
In the closing and prize distribution ceremony, Director General of Police (DGP), J&K, Dilbag Singh was the chief guest.
Spl. DsG R. R. Swain, A. K. Choudhary, ADsGP SJM Gillani, M.K Sinha, Sunil Kumar and Alok Kumar, IsGP Nitish Kuamr, B. S Tuti, DsIG Imtiaz Ismail Parray, Shahid Mehraj, Haseeb-Ur-Rehman and Abdul Qayoom, AIsG of PHQ, Kashmir based Commandants of JKAP/IRP battalions, Chairman J&K Football Association Wasim Aslam, General Secretary JKFA Prof. B A Shah, Nazir Ahmad Andrabi, Head Referee Association JKFA Nazir Ahmad Bhat, members of JK Sports Council and other civil, police officers besides a large number of football lovers were present on the occasion.
Dilbag Singh congratulated the winners/runners up men/women teams and said that yet another mega event conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Police has successfully concluded in the peaceful scenario of Jammu and Kashmir.
He hoped that in the future editions of the tournaments more women teams will participate, adding that ADGP Armed will also try to prepare the JK Police Women team.
Paying tribute to the martyrs, the DGP said that this tournament started in 1998 in memory of martyr Inspector Mushtaq Ahmad Baba has grown bigger and bigger adding that Jammu and Kashmir Police is organising this event without a break in good & as well as bad times.
He said that Jammu and Kashmir Police will continue its endeavour of organizing different events in memory of martyrs and reaffirmed that J&K Police is always there for assistance and support to the families of martyrs.
He said that huge contributions from sports & football lovers have not only kept this martyrs memorial event alive, and their support has contributed in organizing this event with more enthusiasm & energy each year, DGP added.
DGP J&K requested Jammu Kashmir Football Association to include Jammu and Kashmir Police in their plans and actions to boost the morale of such talented players. He assured that the J&K Police will provide all support and assistance in promoting the talented players.
He expressed gratitude to all those who played a vital role in bringing peaceful changes and appealed to all to come together for strengthening the peace, brotherhood and good atmosphere of Jammu and Kashmir.