Srinagar, 05 Dec (KNB): The Army has always endeavoured to engage the youth of the valley through sports and to strengthen the bond with the local populace. In this pursuit, the Himalayan Brigade of the Army organised a Volleyball Tournament for the youth of Lachhipura and adjoining areas.
In a statement issued to Kashmir news Bureau “A total of 12 teams participated in the riveting competition which commenced on 25 Nov 2017 displaying vigour & enthusiasm”. The final match of the League was played on 03 Dec 2017 between Greenland SC, Bijhama and SC Lachhipura. The hard fought and exciting finale was won by Greenland SC, Bijhama.
Addressing the players, the Commanding Officer of the Army Battalion at Lachhipura emphasised on channelising the energy of the youth in the right direction. The Winners and Runners-up teams were awarded prizes at an impressive award ceremony attended by locals of nearby areas in large numbers.
The tournament was appreciated by the locals and the aim to constructively engage and connect with them was achieved successively.