Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 14: The 44th Jammu District Table Tennis Championship was inaugurated by Dr Zafar Iqbal (JKAS) Chief Accounts Officer J&K Sports Council at Indoor Sports Complex MA Stadium, here today.
The chief guest encouraged the participants to play in the right spirit of the game and work hard. The tournament is being organised by Jammu District Table Tennis Association under the aegis of J&K Table Tennis Association in collaboration with J&K Sports Council.
The others who participated in the inaugural function were Dr Ratnakar Sharma, Ashok Singh (Divisional Sports Officer), Ajay Sharma, Narinder Singh, I P Singh, Satbir Singh, Satish Gupta (Manager Indoor Sports Complex), Vikas Magotra, Sheetal Gandotra, Gurvinder Singh, Basu Dewan and Sandeep Khadotra.
About 164 players are participating in the tournament.
Meanwhile, District Rajouri Table Tennis Championship, organised by the District Association concerned in collaboration with J&K Sports Council, concluded at Rajouri wherein Dr Nasir Choudhary, senior BJP leader was the chief guest while Dr Naseem Malik and Dr Ahsan ul Haq were the guest of honour, besides Dr Sanjeev Gupta, Yasmeen Kouser and Jamshid Malik were also present during the event.
In sub junior boys, Aquib Mughal and Yasir Malik stood winner and runner-up, while in junior Aryan and Ashu Malhotra remained 1st and 2nd and in senior Dr Prabjot Singh and King Kumar bagged 1st and 2nd positions, besides in girls category, Adeeba Arooj and Rozia Arzoo won 1st and 2nd positions in sub-junior, while in junior Liaba Naseem and Jyoti Sharma stood 1st and 2nd.