Bandipora, July 16: Volleyball Association of J&K (VAJK) conducted the election of Bandipora District Association at Forest Training Centre, here on Sunday.
Voting for electing district-body office bearers was held under the supervision of Kuldip Magotra CEO of VAJK as a Returning officer along with observers Ramesh Sharma Treasurer and Mohd Tariq Joint Secretary of VAJK.
During the election, presidents and secretaries of 11 affiliated volleyball clubs of the district were present.
In the elections, Padma Shri Fasil Ali Dar was elected as President while Arsalan Habib as Secretary of the Bandipora District Volleyball Association for the next 4 years from 2023 to 2027.
Other officer bearers elected include Peerzada Muneer (Treasurer), Jamsheed Ahmed Bhat, Sajad Ahmad Dar and Muneer Ahmed Pintu (Joint Secretaries) and Dilawar Ahmed Mir (Assistant Secretary).
On behalf of the Volleyball Association of J&K, Kuldip Magotra congratulated the newly elected Bandipora District Volleyball Association body.
Downtown Heroes FC to showcase talents in 132nd Durand Cup, aim to make their mark
Srinagar, July 16: Downtown Heroes FC, renowned as one of the most esteemed football clubs in the region, has recently announced its participation in the highly anticipated 132nd Durand Cup. The prestigious tournament is set to kick off on August 13th at Kokhrajhar, and the club is brimming with excitement to display their immense talent and competitive spirit on the grand stage.
Led by the exceptional Chairman, Irfan Shahmiri, Downtown Heroes FC has soared to remarkable heights in the football world. Their inclusion in the esteemed Durand Cup stands as a testament to the unwavering hard work and dedication of the entire team. Irfan Shahmiri expressed heartfelt gratitude to the club's fans, players, coaches, technical staff, advisors, technical board members, and valued partners whose support has been instrumental in their journey.
"Our goal is to use the powerful medium of sports for social development and uplift youth and communities," stated Irfan Shahmiri, highlighting the club's broader vision.
Downtown Heroes FC has been on a mission to provide a greater platform for their talented players to shine, and participation in the Durand Cup perfectly aligns with this vision. The tournament, known for its rich history and tradition, offers a remarkable opportunity for the club's athletes to showcase their skills on a national scale. It underscores Downtown Heroes FC's commitment to nurturing and developing emerging talent.
With optimism and excitement, Vice Chairman Kaiser Bhat shared, "We are dedicated to ensuring the happiness of our passionate fans through exceptional performances on the field. The Durand Cup holds great significance, and we promise to deliver a thrilling and memorable experience to our supporters."
The implementation of this ambitious project is being undertaken by Help Foundation J&K, adding to the significance of Downtown Heroes FC's participation in the tournament.
The 132nd Durand Cup promises to be a fierce battleground as some of the country's finest football clubs vie for glory and create unforgettable moments on the pitch. After an impressive performance in the 2nd Division I League, Downtown Heroes FC is eager to leave a lasting impression with their skillful gameplay, relentless determination, and unwavering team spirit.
Football enthusiasts and fans alike eagerly await the spectacle of this illustrious tournament, as Downtown Heroes FC aims to make a resounding impact and carve their name in the annals of football history.