Grand finale to the Distt Level Girls Athletics meet held at Ghat, Doda

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Shadow Correspondent
JAMMU, MAY 13:
The Indian Army, in close coordination with civil administration, District Sports Authorities, Jammu & Kashmir Police organised finals of Inter School Athletics Meet for Girls at HSS Ghat, Doda today.
The grand event conducted over three days from 10 to 12 May 18 witnessed participation of 250 girls from 15 schools of Doda district. Various track and field events including 100 Mtr, 200 Mtr, 400 Mtr, 100 x 4 Relay, 1 KM Run and Shot-Put were organised. Tug of war, Fun games and Kho – kho were also contested as team events. 165 medals were up for grabs with 55 each in Gold, Silver and Bronze category. All the 250 participants were awarded with certificates of participation and gift hampers. Enthralling performance and sports acumen displayed by the young girls engaged the people of Doda. A participant after the award ceremony said that the competition was one of its kinds as it focused on each athlete and provided them to prove themselves on the sports field. Event was witnessed by approx 500 spectators. The Initiative by Indian Army is aimed to select and field talented girl players at state and national level. Selected players will further drive and inspire their peer group and local youth to achieve excellence in sports. The people of Doda whole heartedly appreciated the efforts by Indian Army to encourage sports amongst youth in Doda district.

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