Winter Sports Festival conducted

Skiers ready to go at Gulmarg. -Excelsior/Aabid Nabi
Skiers ready to go at Gulmarg. -Excelsior/Aabid Nabi

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
GULMARG, Jan 10: To attract tourists to visit the picturesque Hill Station of Gulmarg, Winter Youth Festival 2019 was conducted jointly by the Army and J&K Tourism Department under the aegis of Dagger Division of Srinagar based Chinar Corps here today.
The main attractions of the event were winter sports such as Snow Scooter and all Terrain Vehicle Races, Skiing and Snowman making competition, which garnered maximum participation.
It showcased the enormous potential that Gulmarg has for winter sports and adventure activities.
Apart from these, other attractions included live performance by local bands, photography exhibition cum competition, stalls by J&K Tourist Department, High Altitude Warfare School and Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering. The festival was inaugurated with flagging off of ATV Race by the chief guest, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Command.
He also adjudged the winner of photography competition and visited various stalls to encourage the participants.
Prominent among the other dignitaries who attended the function included Lieutenant General A K Bhatt, GOC Chinar Corps, Major General GS Rawat, GOC Dagger Division, Maj Gen Atul Koushik, Comdt HAWS and Senior Army, Police and Civil Administration officials.