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DC, SSP Bla felicitate Ishrat Akthar for winning Silver Medal at International Level

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In a felicitation ceremony held at DC Office here, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar in presence of Senior Superintendent of Police, Rayees Mohammad Bhat and other senior officers today felicitated International Wheelchair Basketball Champion Ishrat Akthar, for winning Silver Medal at international level.

It is worth here to mention that Ishrat Akhtar, Kashmir’s first international wheelchair basketball player, has been selected to represent India once again by the Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India after a recent camp.

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While interacting with Ishrat Akthar, the DC congratulated her for winning Silver Medal at international level and termed it a pride for Kashmir In general and district Baramulla in particular.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC asserted that overcoming disability, Ishrat Akhtar made her mark in international wheelchair basketball which is the greater inspiration for the youth to come forward in every field and excel in their careers.

She exhorted upon the youth to work with dedication and inculcate the habit of sports in their lives.

Further, the DC also said that district administration is committed for upgradation of sports infrastructure in the district in greater order to make every facility available for the youth.

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SSP Baramulla also spoke on the occasion and said that Sports activities does not confine to physically fit persons but specially abled persons or the persons with disabilities have also proved their potential at different national and international arenas.

He said that our youth should take Ishrat Akthar as an inspiration.Moreover, Ishrat Akhtar also shared her experience of success and said that she had been working hard for this event and it is a proud moment for being selected second time to represent India at the international arena.

She also thanked the district administration for every support.Additional District Development Commissioner Baramulla Aijaz Abdullah Saraf, Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Zahoor Ahmad Raina, District Youth Services Sports Officer, Executive officer MC Baramulla and various other officers were present on the occassion.

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NIT Srinagar wins finals of All India Inter-NIT Faculty, Staff Cricket Tournament

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National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Wednesday defeated NIT Uttarakhand by 26 runs in the finals of All India Inter-NIT Faculty and Staff Cricket Tournament at Sports Cricket Ground at Visvesvarya National Institute of Technology (NIT) Nagpur.

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The tournament was hosted by VNIT Nagpur and 20 NITs from across India participated in the mega event.  

Earlier after winning the toss, NIT Uttarakhand decided to field first. On a tough surface, NIT Srinagar started well and scored 125/8 in 20 allotted Overs.

While chasing the target, NIT Uttarakhand made a shaky start and lost their 5 wickets quickly during the Powerplay and were eventually bundled out for 99 in 18.2 overs.

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For NIT Srinagar, Captain Faisal Irshad (Dy Registrar Administration) played a vital knock of 36 and was the top scorer from the side. While Sohail Baba scored 22 runs and Dr. Majid contributed with a quickfire 17 off 9 balls in the end.

In the bowling department, Mustafa Zargar took 3 wickets in his 4 Overs conceding only 13 runs. Mohsin Shabir and Dr. Shakeel Waseem also chipped in with 2 wickets each.

During the post-match ceremony, Mustaf Zargar was declared man of the match. Captain Faisal Irshad (Dy Registrar Administration) was declared the best batsman of the tournament and Dr. Shakeel Waseem was declared best bowler of the tournament.

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Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. (Dr) Rakesh Sehgal congratulated the entire cricket team for achieving the extraordinary feat of winning the prestigious tournament.

He said NIT Srinagar dominated the tournament by remaining unbeaten throughout and reaching the finals, where it showcased top-class sporting spirit against strong opposition.

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Institute’s Registrar, Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari extended his greetings to NIT Srinagar’s cricket team for winning the final of the Inter-NIT Faculty and Staff Cricket Tournament.

“NIT Srinagar team played exceptional cricket and they made our institute proud. Our team bounced back from tough situations during the entire and won the finals. Congrats to the entire team,” he said.

Team manager Dr. Abdul Liman congratulated the whole team and thanked Prof M A Tantray for supporting and sponsoring the team kits.

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Captain Faisal Irshad (Dy Registrar Administration) expressed his gratitude to Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. (Dr) Rakesh Sehgal, and Registrar Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari for their consistent support and motivation during the entire tournament.

“We are thankful to each and every faculty member, non-faculty members, staff members, Department of Physical Education, Electrical Division, Security and sanitation wings for supporting the team,” he said.

Mr. Irshad also thanked Prof. MA Tantary for sponsoring the uniform kits for NIT Srinagar team and Team manager Prof. Abdul Liman for his consistent guidance during the mega tournament.

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“NIT Nagpur had organized the event beautifully and we thank them for hosting this mega event. During the matches every NIT was supporting each other to make the event a grand success,” he said.

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The NIT Srinagar Cricket team was led by Captain Faisal Irshad (Dy Registrar Administration), Dr.Tanveer Rasool, Dr. Pankaj Kumar, Sohail Ahmad Baba, Aqib Ahmad (Jr. Asst), Mohammad Hazik (Asst. Registrar Legal and PIO), Tanveer Hussain, Mohammad Asif, Dr. Shakeel Waseem, Dr. Majid Hussain, Dr. Mohsin, Mustafa Zargar, Mushtaq Ahmad and Shabir Mustafa.

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While as Prof. Abdul Liman, Dean and Students Welfare (Manager), and Abdul Hamid Dar (Senior Technician) were also traveling with the team.

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Srinagar youth wins Mr Kashmir Title in body building championship

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A 31-year-old man from Srinagar has won Mr Kashmir title by winning the body building championship in Srinagar.

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Bilal Ahmad Rah (31) a resident of Lal Chowk presently living in Srinagar has won Mr Kashmir title on Sunday in body building championship at Indoor sports stadium Srinagar.

Bilal Ahmad while talking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that he has won so many titles in different fields at National level.

He said winning the Mr. Kashmir title in body building championship encourages you to work hard further and hard work never goes to waste.

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He said: “My career started in 1999 when I started taking part in Judo following which I was selected for nationals in 2001 in Judo.”

“This was the turning point of my life which eventually led me to play different games at national level which includes Taekwondo, Wushu, tug of war, cricket, strength lifting, weight lifting, bodybuilding and powerlifting,” he said.

Rah has been organizing different events to provide a platform to local youth so that they can showcase their mettle.

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“Since the start of my career, I have dreamed of making a platform for our youths and since Kashmir was lacking such a platform, I have been organizing events in different districts in Kashmir,” he said.

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“Very few people in Kashmir were going into body building but since the past few years more and more youth are interested in it but due to lack of infrastructure, they have been suffering.”

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As far as the Government is concerned, there is no platform for youth, however, few private associations have been working to provide a platform to the youth, he said.

“Youth must take bodybuilding as passion not as a profession in Kashmir,” he said.

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Deepika Padukone to unveil FIFA World Cup 2022 trophy during final in Qatar: Report

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Actor Deepika Padukone will unveil the FIFA World Cup 2022 trophy in Qatar during the final match of football’s biggest tournament later this month, news agency ANI reported, quoting a source.

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The final match will be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Qatar on December 18. The tournament is running from November 20 to December 18. The matches are taking place across 8 stadiums that were constructed or revamped especially for the international tournament. Last week, dancer and model Nora Fatehi performed at the FIFA fan fest in Qatar.

This year, lakhs of football fans have flown to the Middle Eastern country from across the globe to watch the matches live. In May this year, Padukone attended the Cannes Film Festival as a jury member, her first official appearance at the celebrated event in France. Deepika Padukone, 36, will be seen in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Pathaan” that is slated to be released on January 25. She will also been seen in “Project K” with Amitabh Bachchan and Prabhas.

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