Jammu: The Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu is going to organize North Zone Inter-University Badminton (Men & Women) Tournament w.e.f 27th October 2014 to 31st October 2014. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Prof. Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu said that 48 Universities have sent their entries in Men Section and 46 Universities have sent their entries in Women Sections. Keeping in view the overall trend of participation of teams about 75 to 80 teams of Badminton are expected to participate both in Men and Women competitions. Prof. Ishar elaborated in details about the conduct of the tournament, stay of the teams, coaches, managers accompanying the teams, officials who shall be conducting the tournaments. He also advised the organizers, officials and others who are connected directly or indirectly with the tournament to show their sportsmanship and adjust with the sources and resources managed by the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education for the conduct of the tournaments with positive and impartial attitude. He also expressed the opinion that all the organizers must conduct the tournament for the sake of conducting the tournament in very know manner, hospital a way and in congenial atmosphere, the organizers should not conduct the tournaments for the sake of winning medals by dishonest and wrong manners. The Chief Referee of the tournament who is qualified referee from the Badminton Association of India and has been working as Chief Referee of the Badminton tournaments throughout the country from the last many years. He has been appointed as Chief referee along with 4 of his associates who are also qualified referees of Badminton Association of India. Other officials who would officiate in the matches have been appointed by the University through Badminton Association of J&K state.
Shri Raman Bhalla, the Hon’ble Minister for Youth Services and Sports is expected to inaugurate the tournament/s on 27th October, 2014 at 10.30 a.m. and the prize distribution function of the tournaments shall be held on 31st October 2014 wherein the Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of J&K Government Shri. Sham Lal Sharma has been requested to be the Chief Guest and gave away the prizes to the winning teams.The tournament shall be played on the knockout- cum- league basis for which the matches shall be played in the University Gymnasium Hall on Hawa Courts with 3 Indoor Badminton courts and the second venue shall be Police Badminton Hall at District Police Line Jammu having 3 wooden courts.The participating teams shall be staying at Vashnavi Dham / Sarswati Dham near railways station and the officials accompanying the teams shall be made stay at Kalka Bhavan near Railways Station due to the shortage of accommodation for the stay of the Inter-University players on the campus.Among others Prof. Dhian S. Bhau, Director, Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, Sh. O.D. Sharma, General Secretary, J&K Badminton Association and Vice President of Badminton Association of India, Sh. Jai Kumar, Special Secretary to Vice Chancellor, Dr. Brij Baloria, Sh. Romesh Sharma, Mr. Vinay Thusoo and Mr. Imran, PROs to Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu.
Mr. Vikram Jamwal, Badminton Coach of the University Teams, Mr. Ravish Vaid, P.D. Singh and Jai Bharat were also present on the occasion