Srinagar : The Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council, Water Sports Centre, Nehru Park, Srinagar, has brought laurels to J&K by clinching highest medals in the 9th National Dragon Boat Championship held at Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.
Pertinently, J&K Water Sports teams of both men and women have made the J&K proud by winning 12 medals including two gold medals, the highest score, in the said championship. In the Championship, 21 teams from all over the country participated and J&K had fielded a contingent of 50 players. The Championship was organized by the Indian Kayaking and Canoeing Association and national governing body.
In the senior mixed category, J&K emerged as overall winner while Maharashtra bagged runner up place.
Interacting with the players telephonically, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor and Vice President, J&K Sports Council, Farooq Khan, congratulated the team for their outstanding performance in the national event bringing glory to J&K. He also lauded accompanying Coach, Bilquis Mir for her commitment and high standard of training being imparted to these shining sports star of J&K.
Principal Secretary, Youth Services and Sports, Alok Kumar, while conveying his best wishes to the winning teams, said that hard work of J&K government to set up this world class centre has paid dividends.
Meanwhile, Secretary Sports Council received the team on their way back and congratulated every medalists and participant.