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JAMMU: Additional Director General of J&K Police (ADGP), Danish Rana on Friday declared open the 10th J&K UT Shooting Championship, organised by the J&K Rifle Shooting Association (JKRA) at General Zorawar Singh Rifle Club, Bari Brahmana, near here.
Amidst interactions with talented shooters from J&K, Rana discussed scope and trends among the J&K youth with regard to the India’s medal winning Olympic discipline while talking to men from JKRA.
Later, speaking to the mediapersons, Rana said that the game of shooting is fast gaining ground and there was upward trend in J&K’s shooting infrastructure. “The J&K Police have always been instrumental in the promotion of sports and it was JKP which established first indoor shooting range at Gulshan Ground, here thus extended a helping hand in grooming the budding shooters,” said the ADGP.
The chief guest appreciated the efforts of JKRA in conducting the championship and promoting the shooting sports in the J&K.
Earlier, divulging the details, president of the JKRA, Kuldeep Singh Jamwal informed that around 100 shooters from various districts of J&K have reported for participation in the championship. The competition shall be held in 10 meters, 25 meters, 50 meters Rifle and Pistol events.
“Shooters, who attain minimum qualifying score (MQS) will be eligible to participate in 40th North Zone Shooting Championship which is scheduled to be held at Jaipur (Rajasthan) from Rifle/Pistol events from March 23 to April six,” disclosed Jamwal.
It was for the first time that the entries for UT Shooting Championship have been submitted online by the shooters.
Prominent among others present in the opening function included Amjad Parvez Mirza (general secretary), S.S Sodhi (treasurer), Jaipal Singh, Ashok Kumar (joint secretary), Sharat Chander Singh (vice-president (Administraton), Samar Dev Singh Charak (Advisor), Taranjit Singh Tony, Manu Partap Singh, Rahul Bakshi, Anupam Sambyal, M.L Mehra and Karandeep Singh.
The competition is being conducted under the technical supervision of qualified official, Rajesh Virdhy.