To encourage the Art & Science of Marksmanship throughout the Jammu & Kashmir State particularly among civilian population, as a healthy sport, Gen. Zorawar Singh Rifle Club affiliated to Jammu & Kashmir Rifle Association had its first meeting in Dogra Educational Complex at Bari Brahmana.
Thakur Gulchain Singh Charak, Former Minister & the President of the Club in his opening remarks thanked Shri Dilbagh Singh, IPS, Addl. DGP & President of Jammu & Kashmir Rifle Association for granting the club affiliation to promote shooting as a sport in the state and further informed that the local population in the area is gifted with special traits to achieve excellence in the upcoming sports of Rifle & Pistol shooting in our country. He cited the example of Sh. Chain Singh, son of the soil from Doda, who has done our country proud in Asian Games 2014, and he is a big hope for Rio Olympics. He further informed that a state of the art 10M Shooting Range for Pistol and Rifle shooting is coming up in the Dogra Educational Complex in collaboration with Sports Craft Inc. The club shall provide National Coaches to train the youth from schools and colleges, in addition to the other civilian populations who can seek membership of the club.
Other office bearers of Gen. Zorawar Singh Rifle Club, Brigadier M.S Jamwal (Retd) Vice President, Uma Katal- Vice President, Kr. Samar Dev Singh Charak – Gen. Secretary, Kr. Gambhir Dev Singh Charak – Treasure, S.C. Khajuria – Joint Secretary, Anupam Singh Sambyal – Member, Bela Thakur – Member, Ruchi Charak – Member, Rajesh Virdi– Member (JKRA), Sharat Chander Singh – Member (JKRA), , Anita Bhatia – Member & Hony. Subedar Maj. Darshan Lal – Member also put up various plans & proposals to create this club as a Centre of Excellence at grass root level to encourage sports of shooting in J&K, since Jammu & Kashmir Rifle Association has already scheduled 7th J&K State shooting championship-2016 in General Zorawar Singh Rifle Club in August, 2016.