9th Police Martyrs Memorial Cricket C’ship concludes
*Lal Bahadur Shastri Club Delhi wins title
Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 12: A number of positive changes took place during last two years and we will continue to work with more dedication to strengthen peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir. It was stated by the Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh at the closing ceremony of 9th Police Martyrs Memorial Inter Club Cricket Championship at Kathua.
On his arrival, the DGP laid floral wreaths at the martyr gallery and lightened the lamp to pay homage to the brave martyrs.
The final match of the championship was played between Lal Bahadur Shastri Club Delhi and Haryana Cricket Association Dasa Border wherein Lal Bahadur Shastri Club Delhi emerged winner with 28 runs and lifted title trophy. The DGP distributed the trophies and cash prizes to the winner and runner-up teams and also distributed sports kits among the players.
While speaking on the occasion, the DGP appreciated the efforts of Martyrs Welfare Association, Kathua Police and its associate partners for organizing the event annually and said that they were doing a sacred duty as this tournament is aimed to pay tributes to the brave hearts who sacrificed their lives in line of duty.
The DGP said that the police has been organizing sports tournaments throughout the year particularly after September 2020 to pay tribute to our brave martyrs who laid down their lives to protect the nation and its people.
He said that it is very painful that during last year only we lost 62 security personnel including 16 from JK Police. However, it also makes us very proud that to protect the integrity of the country and to serve its people, we are ready to sacrifice our lives.
“I also convey my condolences to the families of the brave martyrs who lost their loved ones while protecting the interests of people and the country.” the DGP added.
The DGP said J&K Police is engaged on different fronts to strengthen the peace in Jammu and Kashmir and added that it is our mission to provide better platforms to our youth to utilize their energy in constructive activities like sports , cultural and educational events.
It is pertinent to mention here that the tournament was inaugurated by the DGP on 23rd February 2020 in which total 16 teams participated of which 04 teams were from Jammu & Kashmir and rest 12 teams were from other States and UTs from North India. The tournament was suspended due to outbreak of COVID-19.
SSP Kathua Shalinder Mishra thanked the DGP and other dignitaries.
The closing ceremony was attended by DC Kathua OP Bhagat, SSP Samba Rajesh Sharma, Principle PTS Kathua Arun Gupta, CO IRP 19th Bn Randhir Singh and many others.