Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 3: Encouraged by the excellent performance of State climbers in the North Zone as well as National Sport Climbing Championship at Bangalore, Tawi Trekkers J&K, the Premier Adventure Organisation of J&K, renewed its commitment of promoting sport climbing in J&K and Support Mountaineering Association of J&K to win the National Sport Climbing Championship this year, by sponsoring an 11 day long coaching camp at Sprawling Buds School, Bantalab, Jammu.
Only fresh climbers up to the age of 12 years have been selected for the camp. However, a few women climbers have also been included in the camp to strengthen the State women team.
The camp in which about 20 children including 8 girls are participating was inaugurated today by Shawetica Khajuria, General Secretary of Tawi Trekkers J&K in the presence of Ram Khajuria, General Secretary; Yogeshwar Kumar Vice President (Jammu) and Khurshid Ahmad Laigroo, Vice President( Kashmir) of Mountaineering Association of J&K and Syed Abdul Mohsin Andravi of Sunridges Trekking and Mountaineering Club, Pulwama.
While lauding the achievement of the state team which won the prestigious North Zone Sport Climbing Trophy and also bagged 8 medals in the National Championship held at Bangalore, Shawetica assured the trainees that Tawi Trekkers would provide all possible training facilities to the state climbers to enable them to perform to their full potential in this year’s competitions and bring laurels to the state.
General Secretary of Mountaineering Association of J&K Ram Khajuria while expressing his gratitude to the management of Tawi Trekkers, especially its Secretary Shawetica Khajuria, for the timely sponsorship assured them that with their continued liberal support Mountaineering Association of J&K would definitely achieve the aim of winning national championship this year.
The camp is being conducted under the supervision of Shashi Kant Sharma, the trainer of the state team, in cooperation with Ambreen Fatima, a senior climber and a trained Belayer.