Ranchi: Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu inaugurated the 7th edition of the All India Police Archery meet at the JAP One grounds
located at Doranda of the state capital.
Speaking on the occasion, she said that apart from sports there was a need to organise target based competition among the policemen as it not only helps in the social and mental development of the person but also helps in the development of the character. She said that sports also helps to develop discipline among the people and gives them strength to tackle odd circumstances.
Ms Murmu said that archery competition has helped to make a name at the global scale as players like Jyoti Kumari and Jhanu Hansda have been winning gold medals in the competition. She said that it was a matter of great pride that Jharkhand was hosting the 7th edition of the games as it had previously also hoisted the first edition in 2012 and the 5th edition in 2016. She said it was extremely satisfactory to note that 352 participants from 22 states and union territories are participating in the competition and would be showing their skills.
The Governor said that she was personally aware of the hectic lifestyle of the police jawans who not only face challenges in their job but work under tremendous stress.