Football Tourney under ‘Let’s Play’ Khelo India prog begins in Jammu

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
KATHUA, Apr 9: Inter Zonal District Level Football Tournament under the scheme ‘Let’s Play’ co-branded with Khelo India Programme for the year 2018-19 of District Jammu got underway at BSF Paloura and Government Model Middle School Satwari Cantt, here.
In all, 610 boys drawn from 14 Zones of Jammu District are taking part in the Tournament.
Earlier, the Tournament was declared open by Madan Lal, Joint Director Youth Services and Sports Jammu in an impressive function at BSF Paloura, here.
Speaking on the occasion, he threw light on the significance of sports and games and advised the players to play the game in true sportsman spirit.
The Tournament is being organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports under the patronage of Shiekh Fayaz Ahmad, Director General Youth Services & Sports  and under the overall supervision of Joint Director Youth Services & Sports Jammu.
Chanchal Kour, DYSSO Jammu is the Organizing Secretary of the tournament.
Prominent among other present on the occasion were ZPEO’s of District Jammu namely Jeet Singh, Sher Singh, Jaswant Singh, Jasbir Singh, Om Parkash, Romesh Kumar,  Harishi Kesh Koul,  Tarsem Singh, Kiran Jyoti, Chander Kanta, Poonam Kotwal and Ravi Thakur.
At Govt Model Middle School Satwari Cantt, Jammu, in Under-12 category, Zone Miran Sahab defeated Zone Marh by three goals to one (3-1) via tie- breaker; Bhalwal got the better of RS Pura by two goals to one (2-1) via tie breaker; Arnia defeated Khour by two goals to one (2-1); Jourian prevailed over Bishnah by a solitary goal (1-0); Satwari beat Dansal by one goal to nil (1-0) goal and Akhnoor outplayed Chowki Choura by one goal to nil (1-0).
In Under-16 boys, Bhalwal thrashed RS Pura by four goals to nil (4-0); Akhnoor defeated Chowki Choura by two goals to nil (2-0); Khour beat Arnia by two goals to nil (2-0) goal
At BSF Paloura in Under-19 boys, Bhalwal beat RS Pura by two goals to one (2-1); Satwari drubbed Dansal by five goals to nil (5-0), Akhnoor crushed Chowki Choura by (5-0); Miran Sahab beat Marh by 5-4 in a close contest; Khour outplayed Arnia by a solitary goal (1-0) and Jammu crushed Jourian by six goals to nil (6-0).
The matches were officiated by Bharat Bhushan, Ajay Sharma, Amit Sharma, Gurbachan Singh, Taranpreet Singh, Ranjeet Singh, Subash Chander, Harvinder Singh, Satinder Singh and Ravinder Singh.
Meanwhile, the Inter Zone District Level Football competitions under Let’s Play Football co-branded with Khelo India began at Sports Stadium Kathua and Police lines Kathua for Under-12, Under-16 and Under-19 years boys and girls under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria.
The matches for boys were played at Sports Stadium Kathua and girls competed at Police Lines Kathua.
355 players of all 12 zones of the District participated on inaugural day of the tournament. The tournament was inaugurated by District Youth Services and Sports Officer Kathua, Subash Chander Bhardwaj.
Meanwhile Zone Kathua and Zone Sallan emerged as winners of Under 12 years football trophies in boys and girls sections respectively. All the participating players were awarded with track suits by the District Youth Services and Sports Officer Kathua.
The matches were officiated by Avnesh Kumar, Sartaj Singh, Harvinder Singh, Sanjeev Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Mohan Lal, Naveen Singh, Punjab Singh, Kulbushan Singh.
Activity in-charges Dharminder Singh Shally, Kuldeep Singh and ZPEOs Kailash Singh and Pardeep Singh were also present on the occasion.