Jammu, Jan 26: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is also the President of Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council on Thursday approved conferment of Sher I Kashmir Sports Awards for outstanding sportspersons and Parshuram Awards for best coach for the period of 2013-14, 2015-15 and 2015-16. The applications were invited through open advertisement and in pursuance of the advertisement notifications, which were scrutinized by the award committee of the sports Council for further recommendation.
Pertinently, 10 outstanding sportspersons and 3 best coaches /instructors have already been selected for grant of Sher I Kashmir award and Parshuram Award for the period of 2012-13 as per pre revised rules by the then award committee.
The Sher I Kashmir Awards for outstanding sportspersons for the period of 2013-14 have been conferred on ZakariyaYaseen Bhat S/O Mohammad Yaseen Bhat R/O Bemina Srinagar in the discipline of Thang Ta, Syed Haniya Zehra D/O Syed Gowhar Hussain R/O Lal Bazar Srinagarin the discipline of Skiing, Nittin Kumar Sharma S/O Lt Puran Chand R/O Talab Digiana Jammu in the discipline of Handball, Surya Bhanu Pratab Singh S/O Balkar Singh R/O Roop Nagar Jammu in the discipline of Wushu, Khalida Banu D/o: Sunaullah Ganie R/O Lolab kupwara in the discipline of Wushu, Jugraaj Singh S/O Daljeet Singh R/O Karan Nagar Jammu in the discipline of Roller Skating, Parul Mehra S/O Somnath Mehra R/O Eidgah Road Jammuin the discipline of Gymnastic, Ravia Verma D/O Ravi Kumar R/O GurahBakshi Nagar Jammu in the discipline of Gymnastic, Shikha Bhau D/O Sukhdev Singh R/O Pallanvalla Khour Jammuin the discipline of Judo, Ram Singh Slathia S/O Kuldeep Singh R/O Mandibagh Samba in the discipline of Mountaineering, Zahoor Ahmad Latoo S/O Mohammad Abbas Latoo R/O Rainawari Srinagar in the discipline of Kayaking and Canoeing, Rakesh Kumar S/O Lt KrishanLal R/O Janipur Jammu in the discipline of Powerlifting and Vishal Thapar S/O Premnath Thapar R/O Trikuta Nagar Jammu in the discipline of Fencing. All these awardees have been honoured with a medal/ Satuette, scroll of Honor/ citation, ceremonial Dress and cash award of Rs 51,000.
The Sher I Kashmir Awards for outstanding sportspersons for the period of 2014-15 and 2015-16 have been conferred on Surmeet Kumar Soni D/O S. Manjeet Singh R/o: Phadian Jammu in the discipline of Powerlifting, Irfan Choudhary S/O Late Tariq Choudhary R/O Ustad Mohalla Jammu in the discipline of Korfball, Tarun Gandotra S/O Ashok Gandotra R/O Dewan Temple Jammu in the discipline of Roller Skatting, Seema Kharyal D/O Vidhyasagar Kharyal R/O Needesh Vihar Colony Jammuin the discipline of Roller Skatting, Dhananjay Singh Charak S/O Jasbir Singh Charak R/O Sainik Colony Jammuin the discipline of Body Building, Mohammad Tariq S/O Sheel Mohammad R/O Bansa Udhampur in the discipline of Fencing, Vansh Mahajan S/O Kuldeep Kumar Gupta R/O Trikuta Nagar Jammu in the discipline of Fencing, Shweta Thakur D/O Jagvir Jaidev Singh R/O Satwari Camp Jammu in the discipline of Judo, Danish Sharma S/O Ramesh Sharma R/O Canal Road Jammuin the discipline of Judo, Meenal Gupta D/O Atul Kumar R/ Sainik Colony Jammu in the discipline of Chess, Sahil Shah S/O Rashpal Singh R/O Bathera Jammu in the discipline of Karate, Tsering Ladol D/O Tsewang Namgail R/O Nyoma Lehin the discipline of Mountaineering, Honey Mehra S/O Deepak Mehra R/O Chand Nagar Jammu in the discipline of Gymnastics and Parvez Rasool S/O Gh Rasool Zarger R/O Bhijbehara Anantnagin the discipline of Cricket. All these awardees have been given a medal/ Satuette, scroll of Honor/ citation, ceremonial Dress & Cash award of Rs 51,000.
The Parshuram Awards for the best Coach for period of 2013-14 have been conferred on Krupali Singh D/O NaginBhai Patel R/O Gumat Jammu in the discipline of Gymnastic, Kuldeep Handoo S/O J.L.Handoo R/O Paloura Jammuin the discipline of Wushu, Rachna Jamwal D/O Satinder Singh Janwal R/O Canal Road Jammu in the discipline of Fencing, Sajid Yousuf Dar S/O Mohammad Yousuf Dar R/O Dalgate Srinagarin the discipline of Football, Bilquis Mir D/O Bashir Ashraf Mir R/O Khanyar Srinagar in the discipline of Kayaking and Canoeing and Suraj Bhan Singh S/O Surjeet Singh R/O Bakshi Nagar Jammu in the discipline of Judo. These awardees have been honoured with a medal/ Satuette, scroll of Honor/ citation, ceremonial Dress & Cash award of Rs 51,000.
Likewise, the Parshuram Awards for the best Coach for period of 2014-15 and 2015-16 have been conferred on Anil Kumar Gupta S/O Krishan Das Gupta R/O Shashtri Nagar Jammu in the discipline of Yoga, Ambedkar Gupta S/O Subash Chander Gupta R/O Roop Nagar Jammu in the discipline of Karate and Anil Kumar S/O Lt Chander Parkesh R/O Talab Tillo Jammu in the discipline of Boxing. All these awardees have been honoured with medal/ Satuette, scroll of Honor/ citation, ceremonial Dress & Cash award of Rs 51,000.
Similarly, the Sher I Kashmir Sports Awards for the outstanding Sportspersons for period of 2012-13 have been conferred on Hardeep Singh S/O S. Ravinder Singh R/O Nanak Nagar Jammu with an award of II-Gold Rs 30,000 in the discipline of Powerlifting, Ayaz Ahmad Bhat S/O Ab Karim Bhat R/O Bohri Kadal Srinagar with an award of II-Silver Rs 25,000 in the discipline of Thang Ta, Manjeet Singh S/O Late Ujagar Singh R/O Nanak Nagar Jammu with an award of II-Silver Rs 25,000 in the discipline of Korfball, Jatin Sabarwal S/O Vijay Sabarwal R/O Purani Mandi Jammu with an award of III-Bronze Rs 22,000 in the discipline of Roller Skatting, Sanjeev Suri S/O S.D. Suri R/O Bhagwati Nagar Jammu with an award of III-Bronze Rs 22,000 in the discipline of Fencing, Inderdeep Singh S/O Kirpal Singh R/O Rajinder Bazar Jammu with a consolation Prize of Rs 20,000 in the discipline of Gymnastic, Ashish Sharma S/O kulbushan Sharma R/O Durga Chack Jammu with a consolation prize of Rs 20,000 in the discipline of Handball, Vishal Singh Chib S/O Jagjeet Singh R/O Vijay Nagar TalabTilloo, Jammu with a consolation prize of Rs 20,000 in the discipline of Softball, Shabir Ahmad Khan S/O GhNabi Khan R/O Tangmarg Baramulla with a consolation prize of Rs 20,000 in the discipline of Skiing and Rubia Jan D/O Mohd Ramzan Bhat R/O Bijbehara Anantnag with a consolation prize of Rs 20,000 in the discipline of Netball.
Parshuram Awards for the best Coach for period of 2012-13 have been conferred on S.P. Singh S/O Late Bakshish Singh R/O Sant Market Jammu with an award of Rs 20,000 and a medal as Gymnastic Coach, ShatuLal S/O Daya Ram Sharma R/O Billawar Kathua with an award of Rs 20,000 and a medal as Fencing Instructor and Mohd Iqbal S/O Gh Mohammad R/O Malpora Jamia Masjid Srinagar with an award of Rs 20,000 and a medal as Thang Ta Instructor.
I love Kashmir and its love for football: David Robertson
Srinagar: For those who label Kashmir as “dangerous place”, this should serve as an eye-opener.
Famed Scottish footballer and Real Kashmir FC coach David Robertson on Thursday said Kashmir is one of the safest places in world.
“I have been here for three years now and I enjoyed being with the people of Kashmir. People are great here.I love Kashmiris and their love for football,” he said.
Robertson said it was the secure atmosphere of the valley that prompted him to convince foreign players to play for Real Kashmir FC.
“I brought my family including my son, wife and daughter here. Even we have two coaches Jimmy and Jonathan now. If I feared for my safety then I wouldn’t havebrought them here. I lived here during strikes, internet shutdown. But I never feared for the safety of my life. This is lovely and great place,” he said.
Robertson poured his heart out at a time when Real Kashmir FC popularly known as snow leopards is bracing up for second season in prestigious I- League. The team, which has added new players to the squad, is practising hard in Srinagar to take up new challenges in the coming season.
Robertson said experienced players have signed-up for the squad this season.“Now there is more depth in our squad. Last season we had a good defensive side but we could score goals. We created chances but couldn’t utilise them effectively. Now we got some very experienced players including Kellam from England, Chesterpaul and Subhash Singh,” he said
Real Kashmir FC coach said the upcoming season will be equally challenging since all the teams have signed experienced players.
Asked about the atmosphere in the camp, Robertson said his team was fully prepared to take up the challenge.
“The players were fascinated during Kolkata, Mumbai, Jamshedpur and Goa tours. It is important that our players are robust. That is what makes us a strong team,” he said.
Ahead of I –league, the Snow Leopards displayed spectacular performances against Indian Super League teams in outside state tours.
Real Kashmir FC defeated Kerala blasters, held draw with Jamshedpur FC, Goa FC and Mumbai City FC.
This season, the team signed up ace English striker Kallum Michael Higgeinbotham, former Pune city winger ChesterpaulLyngdoh and former ShillongLajjong FC goalkeeper PhurbaTempalachenpa and others.
Road Accident Victim Fund created for accident cases
SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 17: Advisors to Governor, K Skandan and K Vijay Kumar, co-chaired the 6th State Road Safety Council meeting here today.
The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Principal Secretary Transport Department, Transport Commissioner, Secretary Higher Education, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Inspector General Police of Traffic, J&K, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Director School Education Kashmir, Commissioner SMC, and representatives of Finance, Planning, Home, Housing and Urban Development Departments.
The meeting was also attended by all Deputy Commissioners besides other concerned officials via video conference.
The meeting was informed that Road Accident Victim Fund has been created for passengers and private vehicles with ex-gratia ranging from Rs 10000 to Rs 100000. It was also informed that the State Government approved an incentive of Rs 5 lakh per vehicle to replace 500 old buses of 15 years-of-age and above with new buses, besides 40 electric-buses in twin capitals of Srinagar and Jammu and 36 new buses for Chenab Valley were procured by JKSRTC.
Principal Secretary Transport, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon presented a detailed overview of functioning of the Transport Department besides initiatives taken for the modernization of transport sector to cater to the changing needs. To arrest the trend of the frequent accidents, he said, that with the funding of the Central Government, work on various Inspection Certification Centres (ICC) is in progress.
It was given out that ICC and Institute of Driving and Training Research is coming up at Samba at a cost of Rs 14.40 crore and 17 crore respectively. Similarly, 50 kanals of land have been identified at Harwan in Srinagar for establishing ICC besides an IDTR would be established in Budgam at a cost of Rs 17.42 crore.
While reviewing road accidents data management system, the Advisors stressed on using the data for reducing accidents due to increasing policing and improving road construction management for reducing black spots.
The Principal Secretary informed the meeting that Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) provided funds for procurement of 136 ambulances. He told the meeting that 80 ambulances deployed are being used for Basic Life Support (BLS) both at Jammu and Kashmir division while 50 ambulances have kept for retrofitting and are being used for Advance Life Support (ALS) primarily designed to transport patients of critical care, trauma and accident victims.
It was also given out that 102/108 helpline service would be started very soon with 300 ordinary ambulances at disposal out of which 100 can be made critical care ambulances.
Regarding the establishing of Trauma centres, the Advisors were informed that Health and Medical Education Department has established 10 trauma centres out of which seven are functional while the rest would be made operational soon.
On Intelligent Transport System (ITS), the Advisors directed SMC and JMC to complete the process at the earliest. In Srinagar, out of 33 junctions, 20 junctions are working, while work on remaining junctions is in progress, the meeting was told.
On the occasion, Advisor Skandan directed the Deputy Commissioners to complete the district action plan within one month and asked for identification of accident prone areas in their district jurisdictions to reduce accidents.
Director School Education Kashmir informed the meeting that 855 Road Safety Clubs in higher secondary schools have been created with 280 in Kashmir division and 575 in Jammu division.
The Advisors directed the concerned officials to implement Ribbon Development Act at the earliest.
3 militants killed in Anantnag gunfight
SRINAGAR: Three militants were killed on Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said.
The encounter broke out at Pazalpora area in Anantnag on a specific intelligence provided by the district police.