Army conducts Sports Festival at Kalakote

Participants of various competitions posing with dignitaries for a group photograph

UDHAMPUR: In the series of efforts towards promoting sportsmanship and to find potential candidates for evaluation under sports quota, the Indian Army unit conducted a ‘Sports Festival’. The event was organized at Kalakote of Rajouri district for the youth of the region from September 25-28, 2019.
Various competitions were held to include Volleyball, Kabaddi, Wrestling, Athletics and Kho-Kho & Musical Chairs for Girls. The atmosphere during the festival was electrifying with active participation from players and audience, cheering with zeal and vigour. More than 650 players including boys & girls participated actively in the event. The aim of conducting the Sports Festival was to channelize the energy of the youth, boost competitive skill and sportsmanship.
Deputy General Officer Commanding, Counter Insurgency Force (Uniform) was the Chief Guest for the Closing Ceremony of the Sports Festival. Chief Guest felicitated the winners of various competitions with prizes.
While addressing the participants, the chief guest emphasized on the fact that sports play a very important role in character building and highlighted that a healthy body is house for healthy mind.
Speaking on the occasion, the representatives of civil administration expressed their gratitude towards Indian Army for taking care of the people of remote villages and promoting sportsmanship in the youth of the region. The continuous and relentless efforts of the Indian Army were appreciated by the villagers and the participants.