Srinagar- The Military on Sunday stated the safety state of affairs within the Kashmir valley is beneath management and there’s nothing to fret in regards to the fallout of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
The Common Officer Commanding of the Military’s 15 Corps, also called the Chinar Corps, Lieutenant Common D P Pandey, stated this to reporters on the sidelines of an occasion right here.
“This can be a playground and I don’t wish to remark in regards to the outsiders. However bear in mind, the safety state of affairs right here is in our management and there’s nothing to fret about it,” he stated, replying to a query on the challenges for the safety institution in Kashmir within the wake of Afghanistan’s takeover by the Taliban.
The GOC was the chief visitor on the closing match of the Kashmir Premier League cricket event, which was performed on the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium.
Lt Gen. Pandey appealed to the children within the valley to deal with sports activities and hoped that Kashmir will produce an Olympic gold medallist like Neeraj Chopra sooner or later.
“Immediately, Nationwide Sports activities Day is being celebrated and there couldn’t have been an ideal day for this closing than in the present day. I take this chance to attraction to the youth to deal with each sport and never cricket in order that god keen, a Neeraj Chopra involves the fore from right here,” he stated.
The Military officer stated sports activities teaches self-discipline and the children of Jammu and Kashmir, who’ve plenty of expertise, ought to use it to earn a reputation for themselves.
He requested them to study from the success story of former Indian cricketer Yusuf Pathan, who was additionally current on the event.
“Such as you and me, he (Pathan) rose from a small village and reached right here together with his arduous work. I’m positive all of you’ll study from him and transfer ahead to change into good residents, good sportsmen with full self-discipline and earn a reputation for the nation,” he stated.
Chatting with reporters, Pathan stated there’s plenty of expertise in Jammu and Kashmir.
“I learnt that from Irfan (Pathan, Yusuf’s brother who was roped in by the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Affiliation as a player-cum-mentor for the cricket workforce of the Union Territory). Two to a few boys have been chosen and performed within the IPL as properly. This can be a good signal that there’s expertise is right here. The way in which the Military has organised the event, which has been performed by 200 groups, it’s value appreciation and it’ll encourage the expertise,” he stated.
Pathan stated the Military is working arduous to encourage children and its efforts will bear fruits.
“Folks listed below are working to take cricket ahead. Everybody needs IPL matches, nationwide and worldwide video games to be performed right here. Clearly, it can occur as soon as the infrastructure is there,” he stated.
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