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Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated 67 th All India Police Athletics Championship organized by CISF at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi

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New Delhi, 10.12.2018: On 10.12.2018 at about 1630 hrs, in a glittering ceremony, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India inaugurated the 67 th All India Police Athletics Championship-2018 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. 34 teams consisting of about 1100 players & officials from Central Police Forces and State Police will participate in the Championship.
Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Opening Ceremony and ‘declared open’ the 67 th All India Police Athletics Championship-2018. Shri Vijender Singh, Indian Professional Boxer, Shri Shakti Singh, Indian discus thrower & shot putter and Shri Bhim Singh, former Indian Athlete were present on the occasion as celebrity guest.


On arrival Hon’ble Vice President of India was welcomed by Shri Rajesh Ranjan, DG CISF on the occasion. All the celebrity guests were also given a warm welcome.

While addressing, Shri Rajesh Ranjan, DG CISF expressed his gratitude to Hon’ble Vice President of India to spare his valuable time for Opening Ceremony of the Championship. He also said that Sports and games have formed an integral part of police training curriculum. Maintaining physical fitness and good health are of paramount importance to police personnel in performing their arduous duties. Sports play a vital role in maintaining the desired physical standards amongst the police personnel. Sports and games are considered to be the strongest stress-busters for the police personnel. Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu applauded the role being played by CISF for arranging such Athletics Championship amongst the CAPFs personnel State Police personnel. He also laid emphasis on the importance of sports and said that ‘A healthy nation is a wealthy nation’.

 


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