KAMRAN RAASHID BHAT
(G.N.S) Dt. 19
The vibrant city of Srinagar witnessed the inauguration of the 1st edition of the CRPF Football Cup 2023 Srinagar Sector Championship today at the Synthetic Turf TRC Srinagar. The football extravaganza was officially kicked off by Shri Ajay Kumar Yadav, IPS IG Srinagar Sector, amidst the presence of esteemed dignitaries and enthusiastic participants.
The inauguration ceremony was graced by Shri Sudhir Kumar, DIG Srinagar North, Shri Mathew A John, DIG Srinagar South, Shri DK Singh, DIG Ops Srinagar Sector, Shri Rajesh Kumar, DIG Group Centre Srinagar, along with Commandants and senior officers of Srinagar Sector. The event marked a significant step in fostering a strong bond between CRPF and the youth of Kashmir through the medium of sports.
Addressing the gathering, IG Ajay Kumar Yadav highlighted the CRPF’s commitment to engaging with the youth of Kashmir through sports activities. The objective of the CRPF Football Cup 2023 is to provide a platform for young talents to showcase their skills, excel in their careers, and potentially contribute to state and national-level teams, thereby bringing laurels to the country. He reiterated the importance of the youth in shaping the future of society and delivered a strong call to action: Say no to drugs.
Organized by Srinagar Sector CRPF under the Civic Action Programme and in collaboration with J&K Sports Council, the CRPF Football Cup 2023 aligns with the mission of My Youth My Pride, emphasizing the empowerment and pride associated with youth engagement.
The inaugural match of the CRPF Football Cup 2023 delivered an exhilarating spectacle as Kashmir United secured victory with a 2-1 scoreline against Kashmir FA. Young footballers Sadat and Junaid each contributed a goal for Kashmir United, while Furqan was the lone scorer for Kashmir FA. Sadat’s exceptional skills on the field earned him the title of Player of the Match, accompanied by a cash prize of Rs 2,000.
As the tournament unfolds, the CRPF Football Cup 2023 promises to be a dynamic and competitive platform for young football enthusiasts, fostering a spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie.
The live action of this football extravaganza can be caught on the Instagram Handle of Srinagar Sector.