Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today launched the M S Dhoni Cricket Academy at DOON International School (DIS) Srinagar.
Chairman DIS, Showkat Hussain Khan, Principal DIS, Mehfooz Aslam, Managing Director Aarka Sports Management, Mihir Diwakar, coaches and players of international repute were present on the launching ceremony.
Advisor Baseer Khan who was Chief Guest on the occasion said that it is a big moment for the entire Union Territory that M S Dhoni Cricket Academy has come to Srinagar. “The Academy will provide an opportunity to the aspiring and budding cricketers and a perfect coaching venue with modern infrastructure for the cricket lovers to groom young cricketing talent in Kashmir under the supervision of expert coaches and the legendary master M S Dhoni, for the first time,” Advisor said.
Advisor said it is going to be one of the biggest platform for cricket enthusiasts in the valley and will provide an opportunity to hone the cricketing skills of the aspiring cricketers.
He said that the academy which is being established as a chain of academies will have an overwhelming response over a period of time and is the best thing that has happened to cricket in Jammu and Kashmir.
Advisor Baseer Khan said that he is confident that the academy will produce world class cricketers from the UT of Jammu and Kashmir who will represent the country at national and international levels.
He said that the people of UT have a special attraction for sports and cricket happens to be at the top.
He also said that the launching of the academy will be remembered from the perspective of cricket lovers and this is a happy moment for cricketers in the UT.
Mihir Diwakar while giving a brief of the progress of the M S Dhoni Academy said that the aim of the academy is to benefit the student community and promote their cricketing skills to the next level.
Principal DOON said the school is leaving no stone unturned to promote sporting excellence in cricket in the valley. He expressed gratitude to the Advisor Baseer Khan for his support and lauded his contribution to the field of Cricket.
On the occasion, a felicitation ceremony was also held during which students were felicitated by the Advisor as a recognition of their excellent performances.
Home Minister Amit Shah Pays Tribute to Pulwama Martyrs
Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir, today paid tributes to the forty CRPF jawans martyred in the Pulwama terror attack before leaving for Delhi. He said that the dedication and supreme sacrifice of the soldiers for the defence of the country further strengthens our resolve to eradicate terrorism. Appreciating the security forces who stood against terrorism, he said that today, all of us could sleep peacefully in our homes due to their change. Every citizen of the country is indebted to the soldiers.
Sharing his thoughts on his own Twitter handle, he wrote that today paid tribute to the brave soldiers of CRPF who were martyred in the cowardly terrorist attack of Pulwama by visiting the Pulwama Martyrs Memorial. Your dedication and supreme sacrifice for the defence of the country further strengthen our resolve to eradicate terrorism. Many salutes to the brave sacrifices.
पुलवामा के कायराना आतंकी हमले में शहीद हुए @crpfindia के बहादुर जवानों को आज पुलवामा शहीद स्मारक पर जाकर श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित की।
देश की रक्षा हेतु आपका समर्पण व सर्वोच्च बलिदान आतंकवाद के समूल नाश के हमारे संकल्प को और दृढ़ करता है। वीर बलिदानियों को कोटि-कोटि वंदन। pic.twitter.com/kyVa9JH6HP
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 26, 2021
After paying homage, the Home Minister also planted saplings near the memorial. Let us tell you that Home Minister Amit Shah was on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. His visit was to end on Monday evening. However, when he reached the CRPF camp in Pulwama before leaving for Delhi, he changed his mind to return and decided to stay among the soldiers for one night. He interacted with the soldiers, listened to their problems and had dinner with them as well.
During this, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha was also with him. This morning he reached the martyrdom memorial located in the Lethpora area of Pulwama itself. This memorial has been built in the memory of the forty CRPF martyrs martyred in the Pulwama terror attack. The Home Minister paid tribute to him by paying floral tributes and said that his sacrifice will always remind us to eradicate terrorism. After paying homage, the Home Minister left for Srinagar. From there, he will return to Delhi.
Woman Among 5 Injured in Grenade Attack in Bandipora
On Tuesday, five people were injured in a mysterious explosion in the Sumbal area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Officials told that the low-intensity explosion took place in Sumbal which left around five people injured.
They said the injured had been shifted to Community health centre (CHC) Sumbal for treatment, from where all were shifted to Srinagar hospital.
The officials said that the police had rushed to the spot to check the cause of explosion.
More Details Awaited.
Celebrations in GMC Srinagar Girls Hostel As Pakistan marks their first World Cup victory over arch-rivals India
Shortly after captain Babar Azam and his partner Mohammad Rizwan sealed a crushing win in their Twenty20 World Cup group match in Dubai on Sunday, cheers echoed from corridors, common room of Girls Hostel, GMC Srinagar.
On Sunday evening, loud celebrations were held in parts of India-controlled Kashmir, a Muslim majority region that has been at the heart of much of the tension between the two countries.
Fans in central Srinagar city burst crackers and shouted pro-Pakistan and pro-independence slogans.
New Delhi has struggled for decades to dampen pro-freedom sentiments in the region where most Kashmiris favour complete independence or a merger with Pakistan.
India went into the match with a 12-0 record in World Cups against their neighbours, but Pakistan snapped that streak with a 10-wicket romp at the Dubai International Stadium.
Azam scored a 52-ball 68 not out while fellow opener Rizwan hit an undefeated 55-ball 79 as Pakistan achieved their first 10-wicket win in all Twenty20 internationals by comfortably chasing down their target of 152. The loss was also India’s first 10-wicket defeat in Twenty20 cricket.
Indian skipper Kohli reacted with disbelief when asked if their unblemished track record made them complacent against the arch-rivals ahead of the Group Two blockbuster.
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