Women Marathon held at Budgam
Excelsior Sports Correspondent
BUDGAM, Aug 3: Chief Justice, Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Geeta Mital today said that sports is essential for developing a strong and healthy mind which helps one to achieve goals and confront any challenge successfully during his or her life.
The Chief Justice said this while addressing a huge gathering of girl students who had assembled at Sports Stadium Budgam to take part in a first of its kind women marathon.
The marathon was flagged off by DDC Budgam Tariq Hussain Ganie in presence of several district officers and other dignitaries from New Bus Adda Budgam at 7: 30 am. After crossing 2.5 kilometers the marathon culminated at Sports Stadium Budgam in a colorful ceremony.
About 600 girl students from various educational institutions across the district participated in the event.
During the speech, the Chief Justice shared the memories of her struggle and achievements starting as a student, being a lawyer for 23 years, representing the judiciary in the capacity of Judge till reaching this august assignment.
Director, Information and Public Relations, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, Principal Secretary to Chief Justice Jawad Ahmad, Principal District and Sessions Judge Raja Shujat Ali Khan, Chief Judicial Magistrate Tabasum Qadir Parry, Director AAI Srinagar, Aakash Deep Mathur, SSP Budgam, Amod Ashok Nagpuri and other district officers were present on the occasion.
The DDC Budgam Tariq Hussain Ganaie while speaking on the occasion hailed Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar who as DDC Budgam took the initiative of organising the grand event.
Speaking on the occasion, Director, Information and Public Relations, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar said she was thrilled to witness the enthusiasm and interest of the participants.
The event was also addressed by District and Sessions Judge Budgam, Raja Shujat Ali Khan.
The ceremony concluded with felicitations and prizes presented by Chief Justice to first 10 winners of Marathon.
The first three winners were awarded bicycles each and the other seven winners were felicitated with wrist watches. Besides under CSR initiative, the Director AAI Srinagar provided two scooties to specially-abled persons.
A class 8th student Bareeka Behzad who has authored a book titled ‘The Moon and Her Scars’ was also felicitated with a special award. 6 NEET qualifiers and 6 sports persons hailing from the district were also honoured by the Chief Justice.
Later the Chief Justice visited Government Degree College Budgam where she flagged off three buses for female passengers only; she also inaugurated sanitary vending machine, besides dedicating two wash points for female students in presence of DDC Budgam, Director Information, Principal Degree College and large gathering of students.
Meanwhile, Chief Justice visited Court Complex Budgam today.
She was received by Principal District and Sessions Judge Budgam, Raja Shujat Ali Khan, Munsif/ JMIC Tabasum Qadri, SSP Budgam, Bar President, Bar Association and other concerned.
Chief Justice during her visit had a detailed interaction with the lawyers. The lawyers of District Court Budgam through their President Noor Mohammad Dar highlighted the achievements of the Bar and presented the memorandum of demands pertaining to the functioning of court and its requirements.
Chief Justice said that for dispensation of justice to the common masses both Bar and Bench have to share responsibility. She assured all genuine demands and grievances put forth will be addressed on priority.
During her stay in court complex, Chief Justice also inaugurated one child care/ lactating room.