CM inaugurates 17th All India Police Water Sports

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Dec 2017 11:41:25


 

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Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said there should be no politics in sports and rather sports should be in politics. Sports keeps soul happy and increasing the working capacity


Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said sports are an important part of life. Sports make one free from tension and keeps body healthy. He said this while inaugurating the 17th All India Police Water Sports Competition 2017 at Boat Club of Upper Lake on Tuesday.


He said there should be no politics in sports and rather sports should be in politics. Sports keeps soul happy and increasing the working capacity. It is a matter of sheer luck that All India Police Water Sports Competition is being held in State capital for the fourth time in fifteen years. The facilities developed for sports in Madhya Pradesh are matter of pride.


Felicitating the guests during the inaugural session, Chairman of Sports Organising Committee, ADG SL Thousen said as many as 400 personnel of 21 states are participating in this competition. In total, 180 medals will be given in 86 competitions. On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) K K Singh, DGP R K Shukla and other senior police officers, including DIG SAF Deepak Verma, Commandant, 7th Battalion Ashutosh Pratap Singh, AIG SAF Anil Maheshwari, sports control room in charge Ajay Pandey etc were present.


On the first day of competition, race was held between teams of Punjab Police, Andhra Pradesh Police, Andaman Nicobar and Assam Police. Punjab Police clinched the first place, Andhra Pradesh came second and Andaman Nicobar team finished third.


Notably, 17th All India Police Water Sports Competition 2017 will continue till December 9. The participating teams will be competing in kayaking, cannoning and rowing events. It is also for the first time that fibre boats are being used in the competition for the first time. It is also for the first time that doping tests of participating players was done.