SRINAGAR: “Let’s free Kashmir from gun, grenade, drugs and bring peace, prosperity and smiles to the people, particularly to the youth,” state police chief Dr S P Vaid said the participants on the valedictory function of the South Sports Festival at Mattan.
Dr Vaid said Jammu and Kashmir Police will try to act as a catalyst and help in realizing the dreams of young men and women. In collaboration with other government departments, he said, police is planning to sponsor the coaching classes so that poor and weak students are helped and provided coaching enabling them to qualify different competitive exams such as IAS, NET, NEET etc.
While referring to the success of the South Kashmir cricketer Parvez Rasool at national level, Dr Vaid said that our boys and girls are very talented and in order to channelize and provide them coaching etc, J&K Police will provide help and assistance.
DGP said that under Civic Action Programme a number of programmes like Choona Hai Aasman, Run for Fun and Jashan-e-Dal have been conducted and will be conducted in future so that we could harness the capabilities of the youth. He advised the youth not to fall prey to the designs of the elements, which are hell bent to disturb the situation. He said that young men should take care of their health and promised to provide a gym to the sports stadium Mattan for the students and youth of the area.
BJP MLC Sofi Yousuf announced Rs 2 lacs for the participants and the organizers of the event. He complemented Police for organizing sports festivals in all districts of south Kashmir.
IGP Kashmir Sh. Munir Ahmad Khan, while complementing the team South Kashmir for the successful organization of the festival, highlighted the aims of holding these events. He said that it is an endeavour of police department to reach out to the youth by providing such opportunities so that they excel in different fields.
In his welcome address, DIG SKR SP Pani said that over the years this sports festival has become very popular and about 5500 players participated in different events initially at district level and now at range level. He thanked all departments who provided help and assistance in successful orgasation of the festival.