Army conducts Sports show at Keran

Sports Desk/Srinagar
August 24, 2017 SPORTS 530 Views
Army conducts Sports show at Keran

The Army conducted a sports and cultural show for the locals of the remote villages in the Keran Sector. The programme included screening of movies besides organising Cricket, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Kabbadi, Athletics and tug of war competition among the villages of the area.
The sports and cultural show commenced with a cricket tournament from 04 July 2017 to 16 July 2017, and witnessed a participation of 12 teams followed by another successful event of Cross-County in which a total of 155 participants ran the 13km route on 22 July 2017. Other competitions for the coveted Keran Cup saw enthusiastic participation and the Inter Village Tug of War drew enormous spectators. Popular movies were screened on two nights followed by the musical extravaganza by a local DJ group. It was heartening to see groups of local youth dancing and celebrating.
The concluding event of the three days celebration was organised on 20 August 2017 and was graced by presence of Senior Officers of the Army and local civil administration. Prizes and trophies were awarded to the individual winners and the teams by the Chief Guest.
This three day event provided a major opportunity to the remote villagers of this border district to compete besides motivating them to face the challenges ahead. The village elders and teams expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the Army for organising a stellar tournament and showcasing the talent of local youths and villagers.

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