19-12-2022:Governor was the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony of the 11th All India Police Archery Competition.
Governor Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (Retd) was the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony of the 11th All India Police Archery Competition. The ITBP team won the men’s category and the BSF team won the women’s category. Rajat Chauhan of Rajasthan Police and Tushar Shilke of ITBP were jointly awarded the Best Archer’s Trophy in the men’s category and the Best Woman Archer was Tutu Moni Boro of BSF.
The Governor congratulated all the players, national and international. It is a matter of pride for the state to have hosted the All India Archery Competition. Known as Dhanurvidya, archery is an ancient Indian art which requires planning, concentration, practice and strong will. And these are the qualities that enable an individual for success in life as well.
The main aim of the sport is to showcase one’s art and skill. Besides physical development, sports also help in personality development. Our players are hoisting the tricolour the world over and even in archery, Indian players have proved their mettle on the international stage. It is a great initiative to revive an ancient art and our state has initiated a new sports policy to help players hone their skill even more.
The Governor congratulated the Uttarakhand Police for the successful organisation of the competition. Director General of Police Ashok Kumar spoke about the championship, in which a total of 26 teams including armed forces and police teams of 19 states participated. A total of 316 players, including 196 men and 120 women, participated in the competition which was conducted between December 14 -19.