Biswajit Parmanik & Rahul Arora
Celebrating 75th anniversary of Indian Independence Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Minister of State (Home) Nityanand Rai inaugurated first Delhi Police Badminton “esprit de corps” Championship 2021 at K.D. Jadhav Indoor Halls, IGI Stadium Complex, New Delhi. Police Chief, Delhi Rakesh Asthana, welcomed the minister and expressed gratitude on behalf of the police fraternity for sharing his valuable time to encourage the sportsmen.
“Delhi Police organizes sports event throughout the year despite its tight busy schedule by working round the clock.” Asthana spoke on his address.
Delhi Police marks history holding a Championship to provide an opportunity to police personnel to display their skills in the field of Badminton. More than 400 shuttlers from 51 teams, including Delhi Police, CAPFs (CRPF & BSF) and some State Armed Police Forces (SAPFs) Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC), Nagaland Armed Police (NAP), Sikkam Police (SKMP), Tripura State Rifles (TSR) & Meghalaya Police (MLP) are participating in this tournament.
Commissioner of Police,Delhi categorically mentioned that physical sports not only keep us physically and mentally fit, but develop a team spirit and determination in the individual. The event provides an excellent opportunity to interact with each other, physically, mentally and socially, thus fostering the spirit of camaraderie.
Praising the Sports Wing of Delhi Police, he assured that the force would provide all possible aid to our personnel and their kin, so they may compete at the highest levels with international sportspersons. This tournament will go a long way towards turning out top level sportspersons in the days to come.
“Sports play an important role in overall personality development of an individual, besides being a great stress buster. It was heartening to note that Delhi Police can organize such mega sports events and serving society and giving valuable contribution to nation building as well. Sports will play a vital role in realizing the dreams of ‘Champion India’ and ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’,” the minister averred.
He added with a note of praise for musical performance of Delhi Police Band.
The event was hosted by second batallion, the Sports Wing of Delhi Police which aims to groom sportspersons among Delhi Police personnel or their kin through modern scientific training coupled with tough practice.
The Championship is going to be held in four different categories -Officers – above 45 years of age and below 45 years and Subordinate Personnel – above 45 years of age and below 45 years.
Events will be held for women singles, women doubles, men singles, men doubles and mix doubles classifications.
The august gathering comprised senior officers including Spl CsP Robin Hibu (Armed Police), Muktesh Chander (Tech & PI Division), S Sundari Nanda (HRD), Sanjay Baniwal (Perception Management & Media Cell), Sanjay Singh (License. & Legal Division), Nuzhat Hassan (Vigilance & PT Safety Division.), Satish Golchha (Law & Order Division Zone – II), Rajesh Khurana (Intelligence), Neeraj Thakur (Special Cell), David Lalrinsanga (Prov. & Fin. Div.) and Indra Dev Shukla (Protective Security Division.). Joint Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners of police were also present at the event.