District administration Jammu in collaboration with BSF Frontier Headquarter, Paloura Jammu today organized an athletic meet for the trainees of various Centres for Border Youth Training and Empowerment(C-BYTE).
IGP Jammu, Dr. S. D. Singh Jamwal was chief guest on the occasion while Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Simrandeep Singh presided over the function.
Trainees from various C-BYTE centres participated in nine physical events including 3000, 1600, 800, 400, 200, 100, Relay 100X4, Relay 400X4 meter runs and long jump.
Speaking on the occasion IGP Jammu lauded the efforts of district administration for such a unique initiative to train border youth. He said that such centres besides training student for armed forces also save them from various social menace like drugs.
The chief guest felicitated 15 trainees of C-BYTE centres who have recently made into various para-military forces. He also distributed prizes among the winners of various athletic as well as academic events.
Balwinder Singh from Marh centre was declared best athlete .The overall athletic championship trophy was won by Marh Centre while there was a tie between Khour and Suchetgarh centres for the academic trophy.
Pertinently District administration with an aim to provide guidance and training to Border youth to get entry into the armed forces has opened six C-BYTE centres in border blocks of Arnia, Marh, Akhnoor, Khour, Mandal and Suchetgarh.
A total number of 70 trainees trained from these C-BYTE centres have been selected in armed forces so far .
BDO Marh,Ranjeet Singh Tara, CDPO R. S. Pura Jasmeet Singh and Nodal Facilitator, Surinder Kumar were also present on the occasion.