Special Correspondent : SYED WAJID
Police Chief Patnaik with DJ bats to open Yamuna Trophy Cup.
The initiative of Yamuna Trophy Cup undertaken by IMWA (Indian Media Welfare Association) president Rajiv Nishana has been greatly acclaimed. This endeavour pursued is with intent to invite more and more people to step forward and help the cause grow wide so that the polluting river Yamuna be kept clean.
On September 16, Amulya Patnaik, Commissioner of Police,Delhi tossed a coin to kick off the event at the Delhi’s YSC (Yamuna Sports Complex).
The opening match was played between IPS and Judges XI.
District Judge East Delhi Rakesh Tiwari also batted to inaugurate this sports battle pitched here.
Judge XI led by Dheerendra Rana won the toss and elected to field.
Vijay Kumar captained the IPS XI, they scored 101 in stipulated 20 overs. Chasing this puny total the Judges XI achieved the target when the 18th over was in progress. They, with this victory have made it into the last four in the knock-out cricket tourney.
During the event, Police Chief chorused in unison with DJ Tiwari (District Judge), addressed the gathering comprising more than 300 school kids. He motivated the school goers and emphasised the significance of maintaining the environment clean.
‘This positive attempt at doing so will help in cleaning the surroundings and the River Yamuna. Cleanliness is service above all,’ CP averred.
Charity begins at home is what the Police Chief wished to put across.
Judge Tiwari advised students not to dump waste material into the river nor should they let others pollute it.
The Police Commissioner Patnaik and the DJ Rakesh Tiwari planted a sapling to mark the day.
48 teams are participating in this event this time, an unprecedented move.
Present on the occasion were senior journalist Shakil Ahmed, Dr Rahul Lal, Arun Kumar, Nisar Ahmed, Atul Garg,Devender Gupta, Anmol Kumar, Mahesh Chandra,Sahil Bhambri and Jasar Khan.
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