Jammu Tawi, December 12
Shine FC won the opening match thrashing Young Muneer Srinagar by 5-0 goals in the opening match of the 5th Christmas Soccer Championship which is being organized by Christian Sports Organization in collaboration with J&K Football Association at Parade ground Jammu.
The Minister of State for Youth Services & Sport and Transport Sunil Kumar Sharma was the Chief Guest in the inauguration function of the Christmas Soccer Championship, IGP Jammu Danish Rana and Fr. Kuriakose were the Guests of Honour, while SSP Jammu Dr. Sunil Gupta ,Joint Kashmir Muncipality RS Jamwal and SSP RK Bhat were the Special Guests on the occasion. The Minister for youth Service and Sports inaugurated the championship in a very colourful and Christmas Festive manner. Prominent among others who present on the occasion are Vinod Kumar SP City, Ramesh Kotwal SP Headquarter, Vivek Shekhar DY.SP City, Vivek Gupta (ASM) Huawei, Ragav Talwar (TSM) Huawei, SM Gill, Kuldeep Singh, Hamid Bhandey, Mohan Lal, Ramesh Chander, Asif Gill, Victor Sotra, William Mattoo, Sunny Gill, Bharat Bhushan, Satpal Coach, Yousuf Don and Sardari lal.
While speaking on the Occasion Minister lavished all praised on the Christian Sports Organization for conducting the football tournament on the occasion of Christmas for the youths of the state so that they may live a healthy life and may not derail from the main stream with the slogan ” BE HEALTHY – DON’T DO DRUGS” .The Minister Said that soccer championship held on the major festivals like Christmas smacks a feeling of extreme bliss and ecstasy in every body mind. He further said that he enjoyed to watch the Santa Clause came with the two opening match teams in front of the ground and the carol songs of Christmas sung by the group of small children.
IGP Jammu Danish Rana also conveyed his best wishes to the participating teams for their best performance in the championship. He also wishes Merry Christmas in advance to the Organizing team and other present on the occasion. Earlier, Fr. Kuriakose Chairman presented welcome address and gave brief report of the 5th Christmas Soccer Championship. He said that Christian Sports Organization is regularly conducting sports events in collaboration with Police department and other organizations for the students and Youths of the state.
In the Opening Match Shaheen FC won the match by 5-0 goals. First goal scored by Sahil in 7th minute, Aman Scored 2nd and 3rd goal in 15th and 25th minutes, Atul scored 4th goal in 34th minute and Rishi Chitri scored 5th goal in 60 minute.
The main Sponsors of the championship are Federal Bank, South Indian Bank and Canara Bank whereas the Co-Sponsors includes M/S Try Me Readymade Garments, Pritam Advertisers, Punjabi Brothers and Honor powered by Huawei .
The officiating members of the opening match were Rakesh kumarand Dheeraj Mania, Rocky,Rajinder Singh and Mohinder Kalsi. The Organizing secretaries of the Championship are Asif Gill, David Mattoo and Yousuf Don whereas Rajesh Gill is the Coordinator of the Championship. The proceedings of the opening function were conducted by Rajesh Dhar, RP Singh and Victor Sotra.
Fixture : Mussa FC V/S Young Star at 2 pm.