STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Vishal Sharma of district Kathua and Sharuti Sharma, a trainee of SMVDSB Shooting Range, Katra excelled with their impressive show in 10 meters Air Rifle event of the men and women categories respectively in the five-day 10th J&K UT Shooting Championship which concluded today with well attended valedictory function at General Zorawar Singh Rifle Club, Bari Brahmana. Both these shooters remained top scorers of the championship. While Vishal secured 398, Sharuti earned 389 out of 400.
In the closing function, Advisor to the LG, Baseer Ahmed Khan was the Chief Guest, who along with Guest of Honour, Dr. SD Singh Jamwal and Special Guest, president J&K Olympic Association, Dr Ashutosh Sharma gave away thee prizes to those winners of different events. Former Minister, Gulchain Singh Charak presided over the function.
Speaking to the gathering, Baseer Ahmed Khan lauded the efforts of organizers, J&K Rifle Association (JKRA) for holding the event in a professional manner. He assured JKRA all possible help and cooperation in further popularizing the Shooting sport among the Youth of J&K.
He said that successful completion of events like these will go a long way in bringing out one of the best shooting clubs in the country from J&K.
Gulchain Singh Charak briefed about the host General Zorawar Singh Rifle Club and its objective for the promotion and development of games in general and Shooting in particular in the Union Territory. He disclosed that General Zorawar Singh Rifle Club has planned to convert the existing manual shooting lanes into electronic mode so as to help shooters improve the level of performance at the National level.
Prominent among others present were Kuldeep Singh Jamwal, president JKRA; Amjad Parvez Mirza, general secretary; Surinder Singh Sodhi, treasurer; Sharat Chander Singh, vice president (Administration) and organizing secretary of the championship; Sohan Lal Sharma, vice-presidnet; T.S Toni, member; Jaipal Singh, member; Paramjit Singh, vice-president; Samar Dev Singh, Advisor; Ashok Kumar, joint secretary; Anupam Sambyal; Suneel Mahajan, president J&K Athletics Association; Madhu Pal Singh, Hari Lal, DIG BSF; S.C Khajuria, Gambhir Dev Singh Charak and Mukesh Sharam, Liaison Officer JKRA.
The competition conducted by the technical panel comprising Surjit Singh, Tarun Dev Singh, Vishal Mehra and Anu Sharma under the supervision of Rajesh Virdhy (chairman technical committee, JKRA).
AIR PISTOL: 10 Meters: MEN: Vijay Kumar, gold, 374, JKP Club; Madhupal Singh, silver, 374, JKP Club, 2nd and Romijit Singh, bronze, 371, Jammu, 3rd. JUNIOR MEN: Vanshaj Sambyal, gold, 359, JKP Club, Ist; Divyansh Singh Charak, silver, 350, Jammu; Sachin Sharma, bronze, 337, SMVDSB Katra. YOUTH MEN: Antas Parkash, gold, 331, DPS Club; Swayam Sanson, silver, 327; Kamaljit Singh, bronze, 317. SUB-YOUTH MEN: Prabjot Singh, gold, 349, GZSRC; Tanishq Singh, silver, 348, DPS Jammu; Vaibhav Sharma, bronze, 347, JKP Club. JUNIOR WOMEN: Kavya Kochhar, gold, 358, JKP Club. YOUTH WOMEN: Shreya Charak, gold, 346, GZSRC; Diya, silver, 329, SMVDSB Katra; Meenakshi Thakur, bronze, 322. SUB-YOUTH WOMEN: Labibah Michelle, gold, 343, JKP Club; Vishali Sharma, silver, 305, SMVDSB Katra; Yashika Sharma, bronze, 294, SMVDSB Katra.
AIR RIFLE: 10 meters: MEN: Vishal Sharma, gold, 398, Kathua; Pranav Sambyal, silver, 391, JKP Club. Rakesh Kumar, bronze, 388, Udhampur. JUNIOR MEN: Shamsher Singh, gold, 384, Kathua; Nipun Singh, silver, 382, Kathua; Sagar Gupta, bronze, 376, SMVDSB Katra. YOUTH MEN: Aditya Pratap Singh, gold, 389, GZSRC; Adhiraj Singh Charak, silver, 386, GZSRC; Arun Sharma, bronze, 378, SMVDSB Katra. SUB-YOUTH MEN: Paras Dalbir Singh, gold, 379, JKP Club; Samarth Tuli, silver, 375, JKP Club; Akhileshwar Singh Charak, bronze, 373, GZSRC. WOMEN SENIOR: Priya Chib, gold, 378, JKP Club; Rashmi Verma, silver, 348, Jammu; Kavya Kharbanda, bronze, 340, Jammu. JUNIOR WOMEN: Sharuti Sharma, gold, 389, SMVDSB Katra; Himanshi Agarwal, silver, 387, Jammu; Charanpreet Kour, bronze, 375, Kathua. YOUTH WOMEN: Pragya Verma, gold, 384, SMVDSB Katra. SUB YOUTH WOMEN: Raveena Jangid, gold, 374, SMVDSB Katra.
RIFLE: 50 meters Prone: MEN: Surinder Singh, gold, 564, JKP; Mohd. Younas, silver,540, JKP; Avinash Basotra, bronze, 510, JKP.
PISTOL: 25 meters: MEN: Abhay Gupta, gold, 277, Jammu. 50 meters: MEN: Abhay Gupta, gold, 269, Jammu.