The opening ceremony of the 10th edition of the All India Police Archery Championship was held at the ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) campus in Greater Noida on Tuesday (November 9).
VSK Kaumudi, Special Secretary (Internal Security), Union Home Ministry, who graced the occasion as chief guest, said, “The all India police championships have been a great platform for the archery talents of the Police Forces of the Nation.”
He also praised the ITBP for high quality professional arrangements made for the Championship.
The five-day event will conclude on Saturday (November 13). Twenty-four teams of the Central Armed Police Forces, State Police Forces and Central Police Organisations are participating in the Championship. More than 350 men and women archers will be competing in various categories of archery- Recurve, Compound and Indian including ranking with medal/ individual/ team and mixed events.
The All India Police Games, co-ordinated by All India Police Sports Control Board (AIPSCB), are organised every year for different sports annually. The history of the games is 70 years old and the first edition of all India Police games was held in 1951.
Archery was included in the list of AIPSCB co-ordinated annual police games in 2013. The ITBP had hosted the 2nd All India Police Archery Championship in 2014.
Sanjay Arora, DG ITBP, welcomed the chief guest and participating teams and said, “The ITBP has made all required arrangements for the Championship.”