National Sports Day: Floral tributes paid to Hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand across Jammu Division
JAMMU : Floral tributes were paid to Hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand across Jammu Division on his birth anniversary, which is also celebrated as National Sports Day across India.
National Sports Day was celebrated with enthusiasm by J&K sports council here at KK Hakku AstroTurf Hockey Stadium.
The Sports Council hosted a series of sports activities including matches of Hockey & football at different venues to pay tributes to Major Dhyan Chand on his 116th Birth Anniversary.
Divisional Commissioner Jammu, in his message stressed upon to Cultivate National character & moral values among the youth and players through sports.
Dr. Zafar Iqbal, Chief Accounts Officer of J&K Sports Council was the chief guest at the function, while Rajinder Singh Kuku General Secretary Hockey India was the guest of honour. The Chief guest highlighted the importance of the sports day and advised the youth to strive for achieving their goal.
An article written by Ashok Singh, Divisional Sports Officer Jammu on the National sports day was released by the Chief Guest. Rajiv Sharma, President Hockey J&K also spoke on the occasion.
To mark the National Sports Day celebration, an impressive function was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council coaches in the memory of Hockey legend here at Sports Stadium Udhampur.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Syed Khan was the Chief Guest and Councillor Ward number-01 Preeti Khajuria was the Guest of honour, who is also president of District Hockey Association Udhampur. Meenakshi Sharma and Dr Jasmeet Kour were the Special Guests on the occasion.
At the outset, Manager Sports Council Udhampur, Naveen Sharma presented a welcome address and highlighted the importance of the National Sports Day.
Interacting with the players, the Chief Guest congratulated the participants on National Sports Day and threw light on the achievements of Major Dhyan Chand Singh.
Department of Youth services & Sports Kishtwar celebrated National Sports Day by organizing a Kabaddi match. Tributes were also paid to the legendary hockey player Major Dhayan Chand.
The event was held under the guidance of District Youth Services and Sports Officer Kharati Lal Sharma and under the supervision of Incharge activity, Javed Iqbal Sheikh.
On National Sports Day, a Volleyball match was organised at High School Shersundwan Block Bhomag Zone Arnas of District Reasi.
The volleyball match was played between the teams from Panchayat Lamsora and Panchayat Shersundwan in which the Team from Panchayat Lamsora won the match.
Harjeet Singh and Uttam Singh Physical Education Staff of Youth Services and Sports Department Reasi were the Referees of the match.