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J&K Sports Council organises Mega Water Sports Festival Three day long water sports festival saw participation of 8000 sportspersons, visitors Mesmerizing fireworks concluded the mega sports festival

Basholi, October 27, 2021: Mega three day long water sports festival organized by Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council at Basholi on Ranjit Sagar lake saw the participation of more than 8000 people and sportspersons.
Festival was inaugurated on October 24 by Block Development Council (BDC) chairperson Sushma Ji.
The Kathua leg of ‘Iconic Week Celebrations’ has witnessed an array of activities including Rowing, Kayaking, Canoeing under Water Sports category on the waterfront of Ranjit Sagar Lake, besides final day matches of Volleyball and Kabaddi at Purthu Valley.
On day two sports events including water sports activities in Ranjeet Sagar lake, Basohli , volleyball , Kabbadi, Tug of War , Wushu and various other sports activities were organised.
On the concluding day, the Grandeur of ‘Iconic Week Festival’ scaled up  as the Bollywood singing  sensation Nupur Pant performed on the final day enthralling the audiences in Jam packed Tourism Reception Centre, Basohli.
The concluding day started with the Flagging off a Cyclothon from Iconic Atal Setu bridge; the only cable stay bridge of North India, which passed through Basohli town and  culminated at Purthu Valley also known as Mini Goa. The young Boys and Girls  riders took part in the Cyclothon held in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
The Chief Guest, Retd Col. Mahan Singh  (DDC, Chairperson Kathua) in his address said Basohli has seen 1000 years of glorious past under the reign of Paul dynasty where Basohli was a hub of economic and social activities and named Vishwasthali.
He said with the coming up of Water Sports Academy in Ranjit Sagar Lake, Basohli will once again attain new heights this time on the tourist landscape of the world.
He appreciated JK Sports Council, Divisional and District Administration for their concerted efforts to bring Water Sports to Basohli.
While speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, Rahul Yadav said that maiden Water Sports Festival under the aegis of ‘Iconic Week Celebrations’   will benefit  local young players to encash this opportunity. He said efforts will be made to make Water Sports a regular calendar activity in Basohli.  He also appreciated players who took part in this maiden mega event.
Secretary, JK Sports Council, Nuzhat Gull said the Water Sports Activities set up at Basohli will soon emerge as a popular and dream destination for Water Sports lovers. She said the local youth can avail the best opportunity to train themselves and compete in National and International events.
Later, the chief guest gave away prizes to winners and participants of different sports competitions.
The Duggar Folk artists including local talent of Basohli  got cheers from the audience numerous times.
Later in the evening, massive Fireworks amid the beautifully illuminated and decked up TRC building and Famous Atal Setu bridge marked the grand culmination of the event.
Local cultural groups performed including Sohan Lal, Jamal Din , Basohli  musical group. Audience was enthralled by veteran artist Romalu Ram and his party. Simmu Thakur group, Rinku Mansar wale also performed during the event.
Prof. Shiv Kumar Padha, historian and Rajiv Sharma, social worker and sportsperson from Basholi also participated on the concluding day and appreciated the Sports council for organizing the event.
1:- Cycling ( Boys)
Pawan Kumar -Gold
Muzzaffar – Silver
Nitan Kumar -Bronze
2:- Cycling (Girlz)
Payal Devi – Gold
Akanksha -Silver
Kajal Devi -Bronze
3:- Tug Of War (Menz)
Winners :- High School Bhikker
Team line up:- Asraf Hussain, Salib Ahmed, Mohd. Asif, Touseffe Ahmed, Sikander Ali, Mohd. Aftab
Runners up :- High School Sialog: Team Line up :- Saddam Hussain, Ram Paul, Kartar Chand, Ajay Kumar, Rahil Kumar, Dilk Raj.
Game :- Wushu Event :-Taulo :
Gold:-Pawana, Pratibha, Hiranya, Praznath
Dhruvika, Kavita
Event :- Sanda
Gold:- Chitvan, Kapish, Vinod pal, Dhanveer, Janvi, Kannau, Udhay, Riya.
Silver:- Aradhya, Siddhant, Krishang, Om Ballowria, Jiya, Vasudev, Anwar, Summanyu
Game :- Kabaddi: Winners
Team line up: – Mintu kumar, Sohan Lal, Gourav Kumar, Ankush Kumar, Yogesh kumar, Rohit Padwal, Mohd. Suleman, Arim
Runners Up:  Team line up:- Vishal Singh, Daleep Kumar, Sahil Kumar, Varin Paroch, Ravinder Singh, Raheel Singh, Kanav Kumar, Maljeet Singh, Rahul Singh
Game: – Volleyball: Winners:
Team line up:-
Aftab, Rinku, Rajesh, Kulbushan, Nageem, Anil Kumar, Jagdish Kumar, Akshay Kumar, Sahil Kumar, Dharam paul, Raval Singh, Madan Kumar
Runners Up: Team line up:- Sunny kumar, Jyoti Kumar, Rakesh Kumar, Sominder Kumar, Varun Singh, Vansh Singh, Amir Singh, Ansh Singh.
Game :- Water Sports
Event :- Indoor Rowing , 1000 mtr. Open (Men) Gold :- Asif Ali, Silver:- Zahid Hussain, Bronze :- Danish Abbas, 500 mtr. Open (Men)
Gold:- Shabir Hussain, Silver:- Abrar Ahmed, Bronze :- Mohd. Ali, Event :- KI -1000 mtr.(Men): Gold :- Riyaz, Silver :- Amir, Bronze :- Arfat.
KI- 500 mtr. (Men): Gold :-Suhail, Silver :-Dawood, Bronze :- Ansar
KI- 200 mtr (Men):  Gold:- Suhail, Silver:- Dawood, Bronze:- Riyaz,
CI – 1000 mtr  (Men): Gold:- Adil, Silver :- Idrees, Bronze :- Shaahnawaz
Ci – 200 mtr. Sr. Men Final:  Gold :- Idrees, Silver :- Adil, Bronze :- Akbar.
Ci – 500 mtr. Sr. Men Final:  Gold :- Shahnawaz, Silver :- Mohd. Akbar, Bronze:- Saif
Water Ski Slalom: Gold :- Zubair Ahmed, Silver :- Feroz Ahmed, Bronze :- Sahil Abbas.

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