KATRA: As part of the week-long celebration of National Sports Day, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDU), Katra organised Patenque Championship for under-19 and under-16 categories here on Wednesday. The National Sports Day is celebrated every year in the honour of hockey wizard, late Major Dhyan Chand on 29th August.
In all, 132 boys and girls of various educational institutions of Katra and its surrounding rural areas participated in the championship.
In the senior category, team led by Ajay Singh won the championship and the team led by Mehjoor Ahmad was declared runners up.
Similarly, in the under-16 boys category, Amba Kids Home, Panthal won the championship, while New Shishu Mandir High School, Katra was declared runners up.
In the under-16 years girls category, Government Higher Secondary School, Katra got first place, while Government Higher Secondary School, Panthal remained runners up.
Director Sports SMVDSB Katra, Ashok Kumar, who is the Organising Secretary of the championship, said that as part of the week-long celebrations of the National Sports Day, an exhibition football match will be played at DPS Ground, Kakryal on 28th August and Sports Quiz at Katra on 29th August, 2014 under the auspices of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Sports Council.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer SMVDSB, B. Mohan Dass was the Chief Guest while Pankaj Sharma, Pankaj Gupta, D.S Bhau and Anil Sharma, Deputy Chief Executive Officers and Rajinder Singh, OSD of the Shrine Board, were the Guests of Honour.
They gave away prizes to the winners and runners up teams.
Among those present on the occasion were Ashwani Katoch and Ajay Singh, Principals of Amba Kids Home, Panthal and Dev Kids, Katra respectively and heads and teachers of the various participating schools. Tarsem Sharma and Gourab Arora provided Technical assistance.