Poonch, April 19
Deputy Director Sports Authority of India (SAI), Ajit Singh held interactive sessions with players of hockey and coaches in different disciplines during his two-day visit here.
To showcase talent in the game of hockey among Poonch boys, an exhibition match was organised between Stadium Blue and Stadium Orange. Besides SAI officer, the match was also witnessed by SSP Pooch, Rajiv Pandey, DySP HQ, Mohan Sharma, Sham Lal Sharma, Nirdosh Kumar, Narjeet Singh (district officer DYSS), Tanveer Dar, Ravinder Singh, Kewal Krishan and Vijay Kumar (both PEM).
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Director SAI lauded the effort of retired SAI hockey coach, Sham Lal Sharma for his contribution in the field of hockey. He ensured revival of Day Boarding Scheme of SAI at Sports Stadium Poonch which was discontinued after the retirement of Sham Lal Sharma. In the meantime, SSP Poonch also promised all possible help in promoting sports culture in the district.
Earlier, a seminar and sports quiz was organised by Deputy Director SAI Ajit Singh at Modern Public School Poonch with the aim to aware young and budding players and student about sports around the world. About 100 players off different games and students participated in the seminar.