Uttarakhand gets hosting of All India Police Archery Championship, 334 players from 22 states will participate

The 11th All India Police Archery Championship will be organized by the All India Police Sports Control Board (AIPSCB) at Reserve Police Line Dehradun from 14 to 18 December.

Under the leadership of Uttarakhand Police Sports Control Board, this will be the first time that Uttarakhand will be hosting this competition. Earlier, All India Police Water Sports, Badminton, Tennis, Football and Athletics competitions have been hosted by Uttarakhand Police.
Director General of Police Ashok Kumar informed that the championship will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami at Police Line, Dehradun on December 14, while the competition will conclude on December 18. 28 teams from Central Armed Police Forces, State Police Forces and Central Police Organizations are participating in the championship.
These include Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Manipur, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Nagaland, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, BSF, ITBP, CRPF, RPF, SSB and Assam Rifles are participating. As many as 334 male and female archers will participate in the five-day championship. Many national-international players are also participating in the competition.
Alaknanda Ashok became joint secretary of Indian Olympic Association
Alaknanda Ashok, president of the Uttarakhand State Badminton Association, has been elected joint secretary of the Indian Olympic Association. He was elected Joint Secretary in the Indian Olympic Association elections held in Delhi on Saturday. Alaknanda Ashok and Suman Kaushik were in the fray for the post of joint secretary, with Alaknanda winning 48-21.

Alaknanda was nominated by the Badminton Federation of India. Alaknanda Ashok’s husband Ashok Kumar is the Uttarakhand Director General of Police. Alaknanda Ashok has also been the Vice President and Joint Secretary of the Badminton Association of India. Alaknanda Ashok has been a four-time Asian rafting champion. He won a bronze medal in Kayaking at the national level and has represented the Indian team twice in the Masters Badminton Championships.
Kuhu Garg, daughter of Alaknanda Ashok, is an international badminton player, who has won 13 international medals representing India in the World Championships. Alaknanda Ashok thanked Uttarakhand State Badminton Association and Badminton Association of India for being elected Joint Secretary of the Indian Olympic Association. He said that he will try his best to make India a super power in sports.

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