Distributing prizes to the winners at the Armed Reserve Grounds here, Inspector General and Commissioner of Police (Madurai City) Sanjay Mathur said that sports, particularly, outdoor games enabled the persons to be fit for long.
Various track and sports including volley ball and kabaddi matches were conducted in which public and police teams participated during the last two days in the city.
Distributing prizes to the winners at the Armed Reserve Grounds here, Inspector General and Commissioner of Police (Madurai City) Sanjay Mathur said that sports, particularly, outdoor games enabled the persons to be fit for long. Though a majority of youngsters were largely influenced towards indoor games and those in computers, he appealed more number of youngsters to take up outdoor games.
While the police worked for over 10 hours a day, sometimes even more hours, the public felt the other way. There is a perceptional difference. In a bid to narrow down the gap and infuse better understanding, such sports events are being held annually, Mr. Mathur said. Moreover, by coming closer, other issues that were burgeoning in the society could also be solved swiftly, he asserted.
Offering felicitation, Deputy Commissioner of Police (law and order) R. Thirunavukarasu quoting the adage “sound body reflects a sound mind”, he urged the youth to maintain a good physique. Sports facilitated even hard core criminals to control their mind. The reports of committing suicide or feeling depressed et al, would be a thing of past for those interested in sports, particularly, out door games. Good rapport between police and public would prevent crimes to a great extent, he said.
The winners of track events, which included 100 metre, 200 m, 400 m and 1500 m, volleyball, kabaddi and slow walking race for senior citizens' received prizes from the CoP. The Yadava College for Women, students from Madura College, youngsters from Sellur and the south zone police teams participated in different events.
Earlier, DCP (Armed Reserve) M. Kaja Moideen welcomed. ACP (AR) G. Somasundaram proposed a vote of thanks.