Winter coaching camp begins at SMVDSB Stadium

KATRA: For promoting sports and games among the youth of holy town of Katra and its surrounding areas, a 10-day Winter Coaching Camp, organised by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), started today at Sports Complex, here today.

During the camp, boys and girls in the age groups of 14-16 years, 17-19 years, and men and women of 20 years and above, shall be imparted coaching tips in the disciplines of Athletics, Archery, Basketball, Shooting and Volleyball by the experienced coaches.

The camp commenced with oath taking ceremony by the participants where the players pledged to uphold the spirit of sportsmanship and abide by the guidelines of the Sports Complex.

The special camp was inaugurated by Additional CEO of the Shrine Board, Anshul Garg. He impressed upon the participants to draw optimum benefit from the expert coaching, equipment and other facilities made available at the Sports Complex and improve their game to win medals in sports events at various levels.

The chief guest also gave away medals to the winners and runners up of the two-day Badminton Tournament organised by the Sports Complex involving 47 members of the Sports Complex besides to those who excelled in the 10 metre Rifle Shooting Championship from districts Doda and Reasi.

Earlier, Director Sports of the Shrine Board, Ashok Kumar dwelt on the various sports events organized by the Board in the past months. Among those present on the occasion were Dr. Arvind Karwani and Amit Vermani, DyCEOs, Naresh Singh, Additional SP Katra, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Joint Secretary, J&K State Sports Council and other prominent citizens, sports lovers, youth and students of the area.


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