Jammu, Mar 10 CNS:9th J&K state shooting championship organanized by State Rifle Association in collaboration with Delhi Public School, was inaugurated at the shooting range of Delhi Public School, Jammu today .
DGP J&K Shri Dilbag Singh, who is also Chairman, J&K State Rifle Association was the Chief Guest on the occasion. .
The DGP in his address spoke very high about DPS Jammu and appreciated the efforts of the school Management and Authorities in grooming the students in curricular and co-curricular activities. He also appreciated the role of the President, J&K Rifle Association, Sh. Kuldeep Singh Jamwal and his team for training the shooters of the state and offered to readily adopt and train those talented shooters who have the ability to perform at International level. He also felicitated meritorious alumni and shooters of DPS Jammu along with all members of J&K Rifle Association. He further lauded the efforts of the school administration and J&K Rifle association for setting up and putting to effective use of the very first private shooting range at DPS Jammu and advised the fast paced young generation to remain connected to their roots and avoid overuse of social media.
Earlier, The DGP fired inaugural shots at the range and declared the Shooting Championship Open
. M.K Ajatshatru Singh Ji, Hon’ble President, RCT & Chairman/Trustee of the school, Rajkumar Ranvijay Singh Ji, Trustee, Maharaja Hari Singh Social & Education Foundation, Sh. Kuldeep Singh Jamwal, President, J&K Rifle Association, J&K, . S. S. Sodhi Ji, Hon’ble PVC/Director, DPS Schools, all other members of the J&K Rifle Association & dignitaries were present and were given a rousing reception by the school’s Pipe and Flute Band, Principal DPS Jammu . Ruchi Chabra, Principal DPS Nagbani . Raj Kumar Verma.
The Chief Guest was felicitated with a memento of houour and gratitude by . M. K. Ajatshatru Singh Ji, President, Rajput Charitable Trust. Director-DPS Jammu, . S.S Sodhi Ji felicitated . M.K Ajatshatru Singh Ji and Rajkumar Ranvijay Singh Ji with mementoes. President, J&K Rifle Shooting Association, . Kuldeep Singh Jamwal in his welcome address informed that about 300 shooters from across the state will compete for top honours in under 15, 18, 21 and open categories. He also stated that shooting sport is a prominent sport in India and has made our country proud in Olympics, Common Wealth Games and other competitions from time to time.
This was followed by cultural programme put up by the children – Ganesh Vandana, a classical dance rendition, prepared by Ms. Ritu Dogra and Sufi Qawali put together by Mr. Joy Paul, which was highly appreciated by all.
Speaking on the occasion, S. S. Sodhi Ji, Hon’ble PVC/Director, DPS Schools expressed his heartiest thanks to . Dilbag Singh Ji, Hon’ble Chief Guest for helping the school authorities in setting up of the first shooting range in DPS Jammu & J&K state to enable the students and others to learn shooting, participate in state and national level tournaments and bring laurels to the school and their parents by winning medals, not only at state but at national level also.
The vote of thanks was presented by . M. K. Ajatshatru Singh Ji, Hon’ble President, RCT & Chairman/Trustee of the school. . Amjad Parvez Mirza, IPS (Ret. SSP)-General Secretary, J&K Rifle Association, Chairman-Advisory Committee, . Jaipal Singh, Members of Advisory Committee, . V. S. Pathania and . Samar Dev Singh, Chairman-Technical Committee, . Rajesh Virdhy and members of Technical committee, . Vijay Kumar, Sh. Jagdish Singh, . Tarun Dev Singh, . Vishal Mehra & Smt. Deepika Jamwal were also present on the occasion.