Army dedicates cricket stadium in Kashmir

Published: Monday, September 11, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Srinagar: The Army dedicated a cricket stadium to the people of south Kashmir yesterday. Named as ''Victorpura Stadium'', it was constructed by the Army's Victor Force at Jaubrara near Awantipora in Pulwama district.

Besides a top class turf, it has two practice pitches and a seating capacity for more than 1000 spectators.

The stadium was inaugurated by General Officer-in-Commanding (GOC) XV Corps Lt Gen S S Dhillon.

An inter-school cultural competition among the children of Anantnag, Pulwama and Badgam districts was also organised on the occasion. More than 800 children took part in the cultural extravaganza.

A photo exhibition showcasing the Army's various welfare activities and the assistance provided during various natural calamities was also organised.

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