On July 24, J&K Police Director General Dilbag Singh officially opened the 19th J&K Police Martyrs Memorial Football Tournament, which was held at the Synthetic Turf TRC in Srinagar as part of the J&K Police’s Civic Action Programme and in partnership with the J&K Football Association.
The DGP attended the inaugural event as the chief guest.
Special Dsg. R. R. Swain, A. K. Choudhary, ADsGP. S. J. M. Gillani, M. K. Sinha, Sunil Kumar, Vijay Kumar, and Alok Kumar, IGP. B. S. Tuti, DsIG. Vivek Gupta, Imtiaz Ismail Parray, Javid Ahmad Koul, Shahid Mehraj, Haseeb-Ur-Rehman, In addition to a sizable number of football enthusiasts, Nazir Ahmad Bhat, Bashir Ahmad Malik, Showkat Masoodi, Zahoor Ahmad Telli, Mohd Shafi Nari, Sajjad Yousuf Dar, Khursheed Ahmad Baba, and Latief Bhat were present at the event as were members of the JK Sports Council and other civil and police officers.
Speaking on the occasion, the DGP said that the tournament’s eventful opening ceremony would always be dedicated to the martyrs, who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to preserve the nation’s integrity and sovereignty, as well as the peace and security of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to him, JKPs’ ongoing efforts to provide young people chances include planning and running various sporting activities throughout a year. According to him, this is the third such significant event that J&K Police has staged in Srinagar this year.
The DGP said that planning and carrying out such activities is a part of the purpose of J&K Police and that in addition to carrying out our professional duties, staging such events is an attempt to engage with the community, particularly young people who are the future. He said that we must acknowledge the unity of JKP’s personnel and purpose.
The DGP remarked, in reference to the protracted and awful times in Jammu and Kashmir, that we have all been through difficult times and that we all understand how crucial it is to go ahead and support the current peace. He said, “Organising this event is a step towards that mission.”
The DGP was pleased to have four women’s teams participate in the competition and expressed the hope that more women’s teams will show interest in competing in the future. He commended SJM Gillani and the ADGP Armed J&K team for adding four fresh teams to this season of the event.
Speaking to the media, the DGP said that this competition, which is in its 19th year, has more teams competing than in earlier iterations. According to him, athletes are competing from every district in Jammu and Kashmir. He praised the female players and said it is a source of pleasure that four women’s teams are participating in this edition for the first time.
According to him, J&K Police organised the All India Police Football Championship in such a manner that it was the largest police event held at the national level and teams from all across the country took part. Such significant occasions, according to him, foster positive cultural interchange.
The ADGP Armed J&K SJM Gillani gave a welcoming speech in which he thanked the DGP for attending the event and provided information on the teams’ participation in the competition as well as the matches. In addition, he thanked everyone who contributed to the success of the event, including the participants, viewers, journalists, and citizens.