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Introductory Ski Course for 2nd batch of girls begins at Gulmarg

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SRINAGAR: The Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir Saturday flagged off the 2nd batch of girls, hailing from various districts of J&K, for introductory Ski Course at Gulmarg.

The group was flagged of from TRC, Srinagar by Deputy Director, Tourism Administration, Nighat Alam.

According to a communiqué issued by DIPR-JK, one of the girl participants is from neighbouring State of Punjab. “The group will participate in a 7-Day Introductory Ski Course at Gulmarg, during which the girls will be introduced to the basics of Skiing. All the lodging & boarding and the Ski equipment is being provided free of cost by the Tourism Department. A four member Ski Instructors team is imparting Skiing training to these beginners.”

“The Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir has drawn a weekly calendar for imparting skiing training to as many as 6 groups this season. Among these 6 groups, two are exclusively meant for girls,” the communiqué said.

“The first four batches with twenty participants in each batch completed their Introductory Ski Course on 31 Dec, 2020, 13 Jan, 20 Jan and 27 Jan, 2021. The boys and girls expressed immense joy and thanked the Tourism Department for the unique learning and thrilling opportunity,” it said.

“During the course of the Introductory Ski training, three of the best among the trainees in each of the six groups will be selected and sponsored by the Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir for Intermediate & Advance level courses,” the communiqué said.

“Apart from the Tourism Department, hundreds of boys and girls are being imparted basic Ski training this season by the Youth Services & Sports Department. The Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering has also conducted various Ski courses at Gulmarg,” it added.

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