Jammu, Jan 30: The 72nd All India Police Hockey Championship, being held at Astro Turf Okay.Okay. Hakku Stadium Jammu, kicked off with a vibrant and vibrant opening ceremony.
The President of Hockey India, former captain of Indian Hockey Workforce, Padma Shri Awardee, Olympian & Arjuna Awardee, Dilip Tirkey who was the Chief Visitor declared the championship open. Director Normal of Police J&Okay R.R. Swain was the Visitor of honour on the event. On the very outset the Chief Visitor, DGP J&Okay and different dignitaries paid floral tributes to the legendary hockey wizard Shri Ghyan Chand.
Talking on the event the Chief Visitor Dilip Tirkey expressed nice pleasure and satisfaction for being a part of the opening ceremony of 72nd All India Hockey Championship and celebrating this energetic ceremony with the residents, members and officers & officers of Jammu and Kashmir Police. Complimenting the All India Police Sports activities Management Board for taking initiative and efforts in selling hockey in India, he stated that Police forces from totally different States/UTs have given nice gamers to the Indian hockey group. He appreciates the efforts of Jammu and Kashmir Police for selling 25 totally different sorts of sports activities and complimented it for internet hosting All India Police Hockey championship fourth time.
He stated that efforts are being made to the fullest to revive the hockey in India for which hockey India leagues/tournaments are being organised that can present a platform for the budding hockey gamers to play alongside with high worldwide gamers. He recalled that within the yr 2000 he was adjudged because the participant of the event whereas collaborating within the nationwide hockey championship organised right here within the KK Hakku stadium Jammu and as such the venue and metropolis of Jammu has a particular place in his coronary heart. He wished all the perfect to all of the taking part groups.
In his handle, the DGP J&Okay R.R Swain praised Dilip Tirkey, President of Hockey India, for accepting the invitation to attend the ceremony on a brief discover. Lauding Tirkey as a real sports activities fanatic and a humble particular person, the DGP stated that J&Okay Police and the residents of the UT are happy with his presence on the opening ceremony of the mega occasion. The DGP additionally expressed his gratitude to Shri Aditya Kumar Observer from AIPSCB New Delhi, Rizwan Khan of Maharashtra as Event Director, all of the esteemed friends, members of the media, taking part groups and help employees for his or her presence on the prestigious opening ceremony.
He additional highlighted the truth that the J&Okay Police has efficiently hosted as many as 16 national-level police occasions through the years, together with the forty ninth B.N. Mullik All India Police Soccer Event in Srinagar in 2000, the fiftieth All India Police Hockey Championship in Jammu in 2001, the sixth All India Police Golf Championship in Srinagar in 2002, the 4th All India Police Band Competitors in Srinagar in 2002, the third All India Police Water Sports activities Championship in Srinagar in 2003, the 53rd All India Police Volleyball Cluster in Jammu in 2004, the eighth All India Police Water Sports activities Championship in Srinagar in 2009, the tenth All India Police Garden Tennis Championship in Jammu in 2010, the 59th All India Police Wrestling Cluster in Jammu in 2011, the 61St All India Police Hockey Championship in Jammu in 2012, the seventeenth All India Police Golf Event in Srinagar in 2013, the 14th All India Police Water Sports activities Championship in Srinagar in 2015, the sixty fifth All India Police Hockey Championship in Jammu in 2016, the 66th B.N. Mullik All India Police Soccer Event in Jammu in 2017, the twenty first All India Police Band Competitors in Jammu in 2018, the 71st B.N. Mullik All India Police Soccer Championship (Males & Ladies) in Srinagar in 2023, and now the 72nd version of the All India Police Hockey Championship 2023-24 (Males & Ladies).
Underlining the function, the J&Okay Police has been taking part in in selling sports activities and fostering a way of unity, the DGP stated that J&Okay Police is the spine in sports activities for the UT and this drive has deep dedication not solely to the sports activities however by the sports activities to the citizen of Jammu and Kashmir. He additionally expressed his gratitude to the organizing secretary, ADGP Armed, and his group for environment friendly efforts in organizing this mega occasion.
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