Young Judokas gear up for selection trials in Kashmir province
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Young Judokas gear up for selection trials in Kashmir province

Post by RK News on Saturday, August 5, 2023

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Srinagar, Aug 04: Junior judo enthusiasts across Kashmir Province have received an exciting opportunity to prove their mettle as the selection trials for the Junior National Judo Championship draw near. The trials are set to take place at the Indoor Sports Hall Polo Ground in Srinagar on August 8.
In a recent statement issued by Abdul Hamid Khan, Vice-President of the Jammu and Kashmir Judo Association, the trials are a gateway to the final selection rounds of the Junior National Judo Championship, scheduled to be held in Jammu. Talented judokas who successfully secure their spots in these trials will earn the privilege of representing the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir at the esteemed championship event.
The eligibility criteria for participation are defined by age, targeting judokas between 15 and 21 years old. Those born between the years 2003 to 2008 are encouraged to join the selection process. The participants are required to report to the designated venue at 3:00 pm on August 8, armed with passport-sized photographs, a Date of Birth Certificate, and their Aadhaar card.
The selected athletes will have the honor of competing at the Junior National Judo Championship, a prestigious event scheduled to be held at the I.G. Stadium in New Delhi from August 28 to September 1, 2023. The trials and subsequent championship are conducted under the auspices of the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council, emphasizing their commitment to fostering young talent in the region.
Aspiring participants can seek further information by contacting key officials involved in organizing the trials and championship. Abdul Hamid Khan, Vice President of the J&K Judo Association, can be reached at 9419094155. For additional assistance, contact Gowhar Khan, Joint Secretary, at 7006933154, or connect with Shafkat Shafi, the esteemed NIS Senior Judo Coach, at 7006617816.
With anticipation building among young judokas, these trials not only serve as a stepping stone towards personal excellence but also as an opportunity to showcase the immense potential that lies within the region's burgeoning sports community.
Vajr Top expedition sets out to scale new heights in celebration of Independence Day
Srinagar, Aug 04: In a remarkable display of patriotism and adventure, the Vajr Division has commenced a thrilling mountaineering expedition to conquer the towering Vajra Top. The peak, standing proudly as the highest point within the Chinar Corps, soars at a breathtaking altitude of 18,044 feet.
A team of 15 determined climbers has embarked on this awe-inspiring journey, with the dual purpose of commemorating the Azadi ka Mahotsava and celebrating the upcoming 76th Independence Day of the nation. This expedition is a testament to the indomitable spirit of India's freedom and the unwavering dedication of its defenders.
One of the most striking aspects of this expedition lies in its symbolic contribution to the 'Meri Mati Mera Desh' initiative. The climbers are set to collect rocks and soil from the summit of Vajra Top, contributing a piece of their conquest to the very land they seek to honor. This gesture underscores the deep-rooted connection between the brave climbers and their motherland.
The enthusiasm and confidence radiating from the expedition team have been nothing short of infectious. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Vajr Division conveyed his heartfelt wishes to the climbers, urging them to preserve the flame of adventure and carry the nation's flag to even loftier heights.
The grand flag-off ceremony took place against the backdrop of the vibrant two-day celebration, Jashn-e-Gurez. This event witnessed an unprecedented influx of tourists, who immersed themselves in various adventure sports like Para Motor, Kishanganga River Rafting, and Hot Air Ballooning.
The ceremony also served as a prelude to the imminent inauguration of the 'Shinon Meeras - Shina Cultural Centre.' This unique initiative, borne from collaboration between the Indian Army, civil administration, and J&K Tourism, aims to honor and uphold the distinctive culture, traditions, and identity of the Dard-Shina People. The anticipation for this upcoming inauguration was palpable among the attendees, adding to the air of excitement.

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