Second Ski Course held at IISM Gulmarg

Skiers posing for a group photograph during Second Ski Course at IISM in Gulmarg.
Skiers posing for a group photograph during Second Ski Course at IISM in Gulmarg.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
GULMARG, Jan 20: IISM Gulmarg conducted its 2nd Ski Course with preserved snow on the slopes.
The impressive graduation ceremony was held in the Institute premises today in which Arun Srivastava, Deputy Director General of Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India was the chief guest.
He gave away the medals of merit to the winners of the various events during the course.
Over 80 students from all over the country participated in the 2-week Ski Course in which all three levels of skiing were conducted concurrently.
JS Dhillon, Director, IISM welcomed the chief guest and briefed him about the different activities being undertaken by the Institute.
He said that Institute has state of the art centrally heated building with modern ski equipment and snow machinery to conduct the ski courses of international standards.
He said that due to high standards of training and administration there is a huge rush of students who want to join the institute courses, adding that due to limited capacity only few get the opportunity to join IISM courses.
He further said, the students of IISM come from all parts of the country who train with students from Kashmir thereby making IISM as the best platform of national integration.
He advised the students to be the ambassadors of Kashmir and spread the message of peace.
Mr Srivastava said the Ministry has great plans to upgrade the remaining infrastructure of the Institute soon and students may find a new chairlift and ski lifts to further improve the standards of training.
He praised the Principal Mr Dhillon for his excellent efforts to revive the institute despite facing numerous challenges.
He said, the institute imparts training of international standards on a highly subsidized rate of Rs 7,000 for children and Rs 14,000 for adults as compared to around Rs 5 lakhs in the European countries. He also said that institute not only imparts a skill of adventure to its students but it also transform their personality and teaches them the art of becoming good leaders and better human beings.