Ladakh School Olympics declared open

A scene of inaugural ceremony of Ladakh School Olympics in Leh on Wednesday.
A scene of inaugural ceremony of Ladakh School Olympics in Leh on Wednesday.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
LEH, July 17: Ladakh School Olympics, 2019 was declared open by CEC, LAHDC, Leh Gyal P Wangyal as the chief guest at Polo ground, here today.
The lighting of Olympic lamp was performed by Stanzin Phuntsok, Speed Skater, Tashi Dolkar and Chimet Dolkar, Ice Hockey players who have represented India at the International level.
The LSO flag was hoisted by Tashi Lhadol, Marathon runner at national level and the LSO oath was administered by Rigzin Nurboo, Ice Hockey Player representing India Men’s team at international level.
EC Agriculture Phuntsog Stanzin, EC Education Konchok Stanzin, EC Minorities Mumtaz Hussain, Div Com Ladakh Saugat Biswas, DC, Leh Avny Lavasa, SSP Leh Sargun Shukla, Councilors, MCL President Dr Ishey Namgial, District Officers, staff and PETs of DYSS Office were present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, CEC said that the launch of Khelo India by PM Narendra Modi has provided a great platform to the youth in the country to excel in sports and Ladakh School Olympics is also motivated by Khelo India.
He appreciated DC/CEO, LAHDC, Leh Avny Lavasa and the district officers for all their efforts in managing and organizing the 4 days sports event despite many challenges.
CEC made a mention of Ladakhi girls and boys excelling in various sports like Ice-Hockey, Marathon, Football, Cricket and Archery at State, national and even international levels.
CEO/DC, Leh Avny Lavasa in her speech informed that as compared to last year figure of 1800 students, this time 2900 students got registered to participate in LSO, 2019.
DYSS Officer Tsering Tashi presented the vote of thanks.