Martyrs Memorial Volleyball tournament inaugurated

Chief guest, SSP Sandeep Mehta interacting with players at DPL Anantnag on Monday.
Chief guest, SSP Sandeep Mehta interacting with players at DPL Anantnag on Monday.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
ANANTNAG, Nov 28: SSP Sandeep Mehta, Commandant IRP-11th Battalion inaugurated ‘Police Martyrs Memorial Volleyball Tournament’ at District Police Line, here to highlight the supreme sacrifice of the Police martyrs, today.
‘Eight teams including the local sports clubs namely Harnag Spikers, Spartan Anantnag, Khandipora Anantnag and one team from District Police Anantnag and rest four from IRP 11th Bn Anantnag are participating in the event.
The sports event was declared open by the Commandant IRP-11th Battalion as chief guest on the event in presence of galaxy of eminent personalities including AR Ahanger, sports person, Tasadaq-president Press Association Anantnag, civilians and Police officers/officials including the family members of police martyrs.
The tournament will be held on knockout basis and the final match will be played tomorrow.
While addressing the gathering, SSP Sandeep Mehta highlighted the sacrifices of the Police martyrs and paid glowing tribute to them. Stressed upon the participants to maintain the physical standards and participate in the event with full zeal on the mantra “Healthy mind stays in healthy body”.
He emphasized that health plays an important role in the overall personality of a human being and stressed that parents should encourage their wards particularly the youth to participate in outdoor sports activities so that their energy is channelized in positive direction by highlighting the overuse of electronic gadgets by the youth.
He gave an impromptu slogan “Padhogay-Khelogay Banogay Nawab, Zyada Mobile Dekhogay To Ho Jaogay Kharab.”
The Commandant also wished all the best to the participants/organizing committee of the tournament.