Srinagar: J&K chapter of All India Boys Scouts has named ace Kashmiri footballer Mehraj-ud-Din Wadoo, who will be representing India at the Asian Cup football tournament in Qatar, for the 2011 Lion Award.
The executive committee of J&K Scouts and Guides Association, an affiliate of All India Boys Scouts, said Wadoo brought "international prestige" to the sports fraternity of the state.
"The news of Wadoo`s selection in the Indian squad for Asian Cup has made the Jammu and Kashmir state proud. All India Boys Scouts, J&K Chapter, has decided to honour Wadoo with 2011 Lion award for his contribution to football," the Association said in a statement.
Wadoo was selected in the 23-member Indian squad for Asia Cup 2011 which is scheduled to be held in Doha, Qatar from January 7.
Wadoo, who hails from south Kashmir, plays as a midfielder.