Army organises Volleyball tourney at Poonch, Shergwari

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 11/20/2019 1:19:10 AM

JAMMU, Nov 19: Poonch Link Up Day is celebrated every year on November 22 with an active participation of Army, Civil Administration and local populace to commemorate the historic Link Up of 1948 and the sacrifices made by the soldiers and civilians during the siege of Poonch.
This event holds very high value for people of Poonch and is etched in the annals of history in golden letters. To commemorate the historic day, a series of events are planned every year for the school students and locals of Poonch and surrounding areas.
As a run up to the main event, a Volleyball Tournament was organised in the border town of Poonch to instill sportsmenship, channelise the energy of youth and to evoke feelings of nationalism and patriotism through a sporting event. The tournament saw participation of 20 teams .The league matches were played between 13 to 17 Nov 2019 and the final match was held on 18 Nov 2019 at Pritam Stadium, Poonch between Pintu Club & Kalai Club in Boys category & between Stadium XI & Govt Degree College Poonch in Girls category. The team from Govt Degree College Poonch, Pintu-Club was declared winners in their respective categories after keenly contested matches. To add colour to the event, an Equestrian display & Dog show was also organised.
The event was also a crowd puller and was attended by a large number of audiences from the region. It was heartening to see the teams participating with zeal and enthusiasm, displaying high quality of sportsmen spirit.
Shergwari: Volleyball has been traditionally a popular game of Chenab region and followed passionately by people of all ages. It is common sight to see the youth involved in playing the game on available grounds throughout Kishtwar District. In order to provide an opportunity to local youth for showcasing their talent, Army organised a Volleyball Match between Shergwari Tigers and COB Shergwari.
The response was overwhelming and the event witnessed active participation of youth and people from all walks of the society. They appreciated the sincere effort put in by the security forces to involve the youth of the region in mainstream activities and requested that many more such popular sporting events be organised.



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