Police water sports championship in Kashmir

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Srinagar, June 3 (ANI): Around 350 sportspersons representing various states from all over India are participating in the eighth All India Police Water Sports Championship which commenced in Srinagar on Tuesday.

The venue of the inaugural ceremony, the Dal Lake, was decorated with balloons and colourful flags of eighteen teams.

These sportspersons will contest in various events such Kayaking, Canoeing and Rowing in the weeklong event.

"It's really great that Jammu and Kashmir government have conducted this All India Police meet here. This would further increase excitement among the police players," said Mohammad Ali Khan, player of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) team.

This is for the second time that the Jammu and Kashmir Police have got the privilege to host this event.

"We have come here for the second time. First time we won championship here. We hope to win second time as well. We have been champions for seven times. And we are hopeful that this time as well we would win the championship," said Dalip Kumar, a player of Punjab Police team.

Jammu and Kashmir Police have always been in the forefront of promoting adventure sports, thanks to its mountains, beautiful river valleys and vast expanses of water bodies.

Apart from creating an interesting and thrilling spectacle for the audience, which may also include many tourists, this prestigious event would also contribute to the promotion of water sports in the country. (ANI)

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