'All India Police Hockey Meet' is a gesture to remember martyrs

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Jammu, Feb 29 (UNI) With an aim to remember and pay tributes to the hundreds of policemen, who have sacrificed their lives while fighting militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, an initiative was taken in the year 2006 in the shape of 'All India Police Hockey Meet', which is a gesture towards acknowledging their sacrifices.

The Director General of Police (DGP) Jammu and Kashmir, Kuldeep Khoda, while addressing a press conference this afternoon on the eve of the third All India Police Hockey Meet, which is going to begin here from tomorrow said, ''The Jammu and Kashmir Police is trying to have an occasion where we can remember our martyrs, who have made a supreme sacrifice in the integrity of the country without caring for their own lives.'' ''This is the third All India Police Hockey Meet, which is being hosted by our department since 2006 with an aim to pay homage to the martyrs,'' the DGP added saying that families of the martyrs remain bonded to the police families.

''In all 14 teams including 12 top teams from rest of the country will be taking part in this five-day long tournament, which will surely be entertaining the crowd,'' Mr Khoda said.

He said that police department always remained keen in promoting sports and it becomes their duty to honour the players for their performances.

''We have established a board that takes care of outstanding performers. Those who have achieved in the discipline of sports, gets due recognition from the department besides cash rewards,'' the DGP said.

The tournament is going to be inaugurated here tomorrow by the Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen (RETD) S K Sinha at K K Hakku Astro Turf Hockey Stadium, Gulshan Ground.

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