Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 2: Adhering to COVID protocol, Principal Secretary to the Government, Youth Services and Sports Department, Alok Kumar inaugurated the District Level Shooting competition in an impressive, colourful and well attended function at DYSS’s own Shooting Range, Gandhi Nagar, here today.
The competition in which around 30 young shooters drawn from District Jammu are taking part, is being organised by the Directorate of Youth Services and Sports, J&K.
Alok Kumar, the chief guest on the occasion, was accompanied by Director Youth Services and Sports, Gazanfar Ali and a galaxy of other officers of the Department.
Speaking on the occasion, Alok Kumar said that the Government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir was committed to promote sports in every nook and corner of the Union Territory, besides raising infrastructure in all the districts.
He said that the events like this serve as a launching pad for young sportspersons to showcase their skill and talent, adding that this event will surely augment shooters shoot.
Director Sports served instructions to the organisers with regard to holding of the event in a befitting manner.
The event is being held under the overall supervision of Vishal Bharti, official of the Department, who also runs this coaching centre.
Earlier, some young shooters shared their experience.
On the occasion, Alok Kumar along with Gazanfar Ali distributed kits among the local raw cricketers who use to play at Dussehra ground, adjacent to District Youth Services and Sports Office Jammu.
Prominent among others present on the occasion were Jitender Mishra, Deputy Director Youth Services and Sports, Jammu; Col Gurbachan Singh: Mool Raj, Assistant Director Jammu; Sukhdev Raj, District Youth Services and Sports Officer Jammu and Chanderkanta, Zonal Physical Education Officer, Gandhinagar.
The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Shivnandan Singh Mankotia, Section Officer Accounts, DYSS.