With a view to encourage a spirit of winter sports among the specially abled boys of the valley, a 10 days Snow Ski Course kick started at Gulmarg today. Fifteen boys from different districts of the valley are taking part in the camp.
The camp is organized by Winter Games Association of J&K on the persuasion of J&K Association of Deaf. The J&K State Sports Council has sponsored the camp. Mr. Muhamfamad Abass Wani President WGAJK (Hon’ble MLA Gulmarg) inaugurated the camp. Mr. Waheed Ur Rehman Parra, Secretary Sports Council was Guest of Honor. Among others, CEO-GDA Mr Shafqzat Iqbal, Rauf Tramboo, Nazir Ahmad Council Member, Shabir Wani Asstt Director Youth Services, Sports Officers of Sports Council, Mrs. Nuzhat and Mrs. Nusrat, Muhammad Yusuf General Secretary WGAJK, and Dr. Ilyas Asstt Director Tourism were present on the occasion.
The Winter Games Association of J&K also kick started 10 day long Snow Kayaking training camp in which 10 boys are taking part. The camp is sponsored by J&K Cable Car Corporation. This course too was inaugurated by MLA Gulmarg Mr Abass and Secretary Sports Council Mr Parra. In his address, Mr. Abass said that time has come when we CRUISE THROUGH SNOWY HILLS IN WHITE WATER KAYAKS.
He further said that with an aim to introduce INNOVATIVE snow sports at Gulmarg and to develop winter tourism in the state the Winter Games Association of J&K is all set to introduce new snow based sports in the valley. He informed that the Association would organize events at Drass, Sonamarg and Patnitop shortly with the help of Sports Council. Mr Parra assured his full support and cooperation to the association to make its endeavors all success. Notably Miss Zaira Waseem, child artist of Movie Dangal took the inaugural ride in the Kayak.