WGAJK to hold first-ever divisional Ski Championship at Drass
SRINAGAR, February 18: With an aim to promote snow sports at far flung areas of the state, the Winter Games Association of Jammu and Kashmir (WGAJK) is holding first-ever Divisional Ski Championship for Ladakh at Drass
Athletes from Leh and Kargil districts would take part in the Championship.
In a statement issued here, WGAJK said: “The championship is open to all. Those who perform well would be selected for State Championship to be held in March at Gulmarg. All those Ladakhi skiers who want to take part in Divisional Ski Championship may contact Mohammad Amin Polo, Secretary, District Kargil Winter Games Association on his mobile no. 9419991891 or Zia Ur Rehman Mir on 8082720053 immediately. “
“The Championship will be held in Slalom and Giant slalom events on the Army managed KBS Ski Slope which is supported by a drag lift as well. The Association is also trying to hold one such championship at Patnitop soon,” reads the statement.
“WGAJK is fielding its boys and girls teams (senior and junior) in the forthcoming National Cross Country Ski Championship to be held at Auli in Uttrakhand from 26th to 28th this month. The Screening of the selected athletes will be held shortly in the Office of Divisional Sports Officer, J&K State Sports Council. The athletes may contact WGAJK General Secretary, Muhammad Yusuf immediately,” it said.
Meanwhile, President WGAJK, Abbas Wani, expressed his gratitude to Indian Olympic Association for arranging different events at national and international levels after the Winter Games Federation of India was derecognized by the Ministry of Sports and International Ski Federation.