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Posted on Dec 08, 12:19PM | UNI
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today expressed hope that Sports Ministry and the IOA will take urgent steps to resolve the issue with the IOC so that country's sportsperson could take part in the international events.
"They are enthusiastic to represent their country and bring laurels to it," Omar said after declaring open the 61st All India Police Hockey Championship here this afternoon.
The Chief Minister said players take pride to march at international events under their National Flag adding, "it is the need for early resolution of the row between Indian Olympic Association and that of International Olympic Association." Omar, however, also welcomed the Jammu and Kashmir Police Department for holding the All India Police Hockey Championship in the winter capital and said, "during past some years J and K State has been able to organize about a dozen national sports events in the State which is highly encouraging sign for the development of sports and showcasing conducive conditions prevailing in the State for organizing such events more often." Omar further stressed on working out befitting strategy to restore the glory India possessed in the field of hockey.