Excelsior Sports Correspondent
KARGIL, Feb 2: Executive Councillor for Tourism, LAHDC, Kargil, Phunsok Tashi today flagged off Ladakh Snow Ski Team for the upcoming National Snow Skiing Tournament, which is scheduled to be held at Auli Uttarakhand.
The event was organized by Ladakh Snow Ski and Snowboard organization at Linkipal Snow slope.
The EC congratulated selected players for getting an opportunity to represent Ladakh at nationals and added that those athletes who weren’t able to clear trials shouldn’t lose hope and continue practice to enhance their skill.
Tashi said that snow sports have a huge potential in Kargil and the athletes have brought laurels to the UT in national and international levels. “The LAHDC Kargil is committed to promoting youth-related activities and in this regard under the subsidy component-a provision has been kept for financial assistance for athletes competing at the international level,” he said.
He further said for the establishment of Snow Ski Lifts at Zanskar, Kargil and Drass, a proposal has already been sanctioned.
District Youth Services and Sports Officer (DYSSO) Kargil, Muhammed Hussain Rehnuma congratulated the organizers for undertaking the trails and organizing ski-related training for athletes.
During the trials, more than 100 players across Kargil participated.
Later, a snow show race was conducted in which the first three winners were felicitated by dignitaries. The event proceedings were conducted by Ski Coach Sadiq Ali.
District Coordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Jigmat Spaldon, Coordinator Samagra, Sajjad Agha, executive body of Ladakh Ski and Snowboard organisation and athletes were present during the event.