Director Sports declares open Nehru Cup Hockey Tournament

Director Sports Gazanffar Ali and participating players posing for group photograph.
Director Sports Gazanffar Ali and participating players posing for group photograph.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

UDHAMPUR, Nov 26: Director Sports, Gazanffar Ali declared open Union Territory Level Inter-District Competitions for under-15 and under-17 boys in the discipline of Hockey under Nehru Cup 2021 at Subash Stadium, here today.
The tournament is being organized under the patronage of Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary Youth Services and Sports, under the chairmanship of Indu Kanwal Chib, Deputy Commissioner Udhampur and under the overall supervision of Swarn Singh, District Youth Services and Sports Officer Udhampur.
While Gazanffar Ali was the chief guest on the opening ceremony, Ashok Kumar, former Deputy Director Youth Services and Sports and Naveen Sharma, Chief Cricket Coach Sports Council J&K and Manager Subash Stadium Udhampur were the guests of honour.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest said that Hockey is the game of Indian origin and the time is ripe to promote it in every nook and corner of the Union Territory.
He also welcomed the ceremonial Parade of Band of Modern High School Dhanori.
On the occasion, the Director Sports directed the field staff for holding regular Coaching Camps in the schools for all calendared activities.
Meanwhile, around 170 boys drawn from seven Districts of the Union Territory participated in the Tournament.
Prominent among others present on the occasion were Poonam Sharma (ZPEO Jib), Anita Goswami, Jaswinder Singh, Som Dev Khajuria, Bandana Sharma, Asha, Meenakshi, Sanjay Sharma, Swarndeep Singh, Pushap Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar Khajuria, Rajneesh Sharma and Anshu Khanna.
The officials who conducted the trials were Raj Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Sourab Pandit, Pooja Devi, Pooja Sharma, Vipin Photra, Nitin, Ankush, Vickey, Munazim and Mayank.