The 17th All India Police Golf Tournament would be hosted by Jammu and Kashmir Police from October 8 to 10 here.
This was disclosed by the Director General of Police (DGP), Ashok Prasad while chairing a high level meeting of senior police functionaries at Armed Police Headquarters here today. The meeting was convened to discuss the arrangements for the national event being held at world famous Royal Spring Golf Course at Srinagar.
Addressing the meeting,. Prasad disclosed that 100 players, representing different 26 States and Central Police Organizations of the country would be participating in the three day long tournament. He said that Jammu and Kashmir Police is hosting the national event for the third time and earlier the tournament was held in Srinagar in 2002 and 2005. The first tournament was held at Shillong in October 1996 and the 16th event of tournament was held in Haryana, said the DGP.
Prasad added that the 11th All India Police Golf Championship held in 2007 in Punjab was lifted by the team of JKP. He said that the Organization has been hosting various national sports events in different disciplines including All India Police Football Championship, All India Police Wrestling Cluster and National Athletic Meet. All these national championships are held under the aegis of All India Police Sports Control Board, said Prasad.
To ensure arrangements for the prestigious tournament, various committees were constituted in the meeting and the required arrangements were discussed. Lodging and boarding arrangements for the guest players were discussed in the meeting and it was decided that convenient accommodation would be provided to the visiting players and the management.
The DGP stressed upon the officers to work in close coordination and utilize previous experiences for making the event a success. He said that the event should be given proper publicity inviting the golf lovers to witness the competition between national level players.
Earlier, the ADGP (Armed), S M Sahai, who is Organising Secretary for the event, through a power point presentation apprised the high level meeting about the details and the required arrangements for the tournament. He also sought suggestions from the participants to put in place the arrangements in a befitting manner.