Guwahati, Nov 13 (UNI) The 56th All India Police Championship got underway here today, with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi formally declaring the championship open.
The championship will be on till November 17 and the competitions are being held at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in the Sarusajai sports complex, the main venue of the 33rd National Games in February.
Assam Police Director General RN Mathur had told reporters that the successful organizing of the National Games had helped Assam Police bag the opportunity to host the police athletics meet. Altogether 27 teams, including police teams of various states and para-military forces, are participating in the championship. A total of 732 players are taking part, of whom 146 are females. A total of 42 events will be held and 87 medals will be up for grabs.