DGP declares open 11th Police Martyrs Memorial T-20 Championship

JAMMU : The Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh today declared open a month long 11th Police Martyrs Memorial T-20 Championship at Sports Stadium Kathua.
ADGP Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh, DIG Admin PHQ Sara Rizvi, DC Kathua Rahul Panday, SSP Kathua RC Kotwal, CO IRP 19th BN Benam Tosh, AIG Training & Policy JS Johar, Principal PTS Kathua Roop Raj Bhagat, AIG (Communication) PHQ, Manoj Kumar, Vice Principal PTS Kathua Ranjit Singh, President of Shaheed Welfare Committee Kathua Ravinder Salathia and members, families of mar- tyrs and huge gathering of sports lovers attended the inaugural function.
Addressing on the occasion, the DGP said that the people of Kathua district have always overwhelmingly supported every sports activity held here. He appreciated the role of the Shaheed Welfare Committee Kathua and spon- sors of the tournament for organizing tournament of this scale.
The DGP said that 11 teams out of 16 are from different states of North India.
This shows the kind of popularity this tournament has been able to generate.
Stressing for making the tournament even bigger, the DGP desired that each team should get sponsored. He said that besides this tournament J&K Police has been organizing different tournaments and events in memory of our brave- hearts across the UT and informed that shortly a martyrs memorial football tournament is scheduled to commence in Srinagar.
Paying tributes to the fallen heroes of J&K Police personnel, the DGP said that the number of bravehearts who sacri-
ficed their lives protecting the interests of the nation itself shows the capability of J&K Police in leading from the front in any situation. He said that during over last three decades Jammu and Kashmir Police fought every challenge with grit and courage.
The ADGP Jammu in his address said that the relation of Police and pub- lic is very strong in Kathua district and the people of Kathua have always sup- ported J&K Police endeavours in organ- izing sports events. He appreciated the participation of all the teams and said that the participation of outside UT teams have increased the level of com- petition. The ADGP said that the tourna- ment is being organized every year in memory of our martyrs and added that looking after the families of our martyrs has always been the utmost priority of J&K Police. He also thanked the UT government for re-naming the schools
and other important places in the name of martyrs.
The welcome address was presented by SSP Kathua, R.C Kotwal and the vote of thanks was presented by Ravinder Slathia.
In this championship, sixteen times viz Life Care Lucknow, Gurgoon SPJ Xi, Haryana Cricket Academy, Run Star Delhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri Cricket Club Delhi, Amigos Panipat, Jalandhar Sports Club Xi, Sabi Cricket Club Hoshiarpur, Krishnam 11 Amritsar, Vicky Cricket Club Pathankot, DPS Himachal, GSI Tiger Srinagar, Game Changer Jammu, KKR Marheen, District Kathua Cricket Association, Jammu & Kashmir Police are taking part in the tournament. The inaugural match was played between Sabi Cricket Club and Haryana Cricket Academy.
He also interacted with the players taking part in the inaugural match.