Poonch holds Hockey matches to remember legend

POONCH: Two exhibition Hockey matches organised to celebrate the National Sports Day at Sports Stadium, here. The event organised by Hockey Poonch under the aegis of Hockey J&K.

In the first match played in the girls section, Sham Lal Club defeated Stadium XI 2-0. Ishita and Abhilove netted the goals in the 15th and 25th minutes of the match respectively.
In other boys games, Stadium Seniors outlayed Stadium Juniors 7-5 via tie-breaker. Earlier, in the given time the match ended in a 3-3 draw. From Stadium Junior, Ajaz, Rudhar and Kavleen were the scorers while Salil scored two goals and Matinder one from Stadium Seniors.

District Development Commissioner (DDC) Poonch, Rahul Yadav was chief guest. Speaking to the gathering, he highlighted the contribution of Major Dhyan Chand for India in the field of Hockey.

The DDC adviced the players to work hard in the field of sports thereby bring laurels for the state as well as the country. He lauded the role of late Sham Lal Sharma in promoting the game of Hockey in Poonch. He announced that a Hockey tournament under Khelo India shall be organised in the name of ‘Sham Lal Sharma' as a tribute to his contributions.

Prominent among others present were Narjeet Singh (ZPEO), Prem Prakash Luthra (ex DYSSO), Dr Bhubishan Kumar, Nirdosh Kumar (Manager Sports Stadium Pooch), Vijay Kumar (PEM), Ravinder Singh, Rajinder Singh Toofan, Ruchika Sharma (Hockey coach), Matinderpal (Hockey coach), Mustaq Ahmed (Boxing coach), Sorab Sharma (PET) and DK Raina (PET).

The competition officiated by the technical penal including Mukesh Kumar, Navjot Singh, Harmik Singh and Sunil Raina.

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