Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Oct 7: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh declared open a 3-day water Sports festival Jashan-e-Dal and Shikara Race at a function held at Nehru Park, Wednesday.
The event is being organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police under its Civic Action Progrmme while following due COVID-19 protocols.
DGP while speaking on the occasion said that the event is being organized after three years.
He appreciated the efforts of organizing committee headed by ADGP Armed J&K, A.K Choudhary for organizing the event despite COVID-19. He said that the department is always eager to organize such events with an aim to provide platform to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to prove their talent.
He said J&K Police besides its professional responsibilities is always there to guide and help our youth to excel in different sports.
The DGP also appreciated the efforts of Bilkees Mir Director of the event for promoting the water sports in Jammu and Kashmir.
Talking to media, the DGP said this event has been one of the favorite events as for the celebration of the beautiful water bodies is concerned.
He said that somehow there was some break for some time but despite the COVID-19 we thought this is the time to get young players who are interested in water sports to showcase their skills.
He said that this year about 200 boys and girls would be participating in different categories of water sports.
About 200 participants will compete in Shikara Race, Dem Boat Race, Dragon Boat Race, Kayaking and Canoeing, Water Polo and Swimming.