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YSS Department kick-starts 15-day ski training course at Gulmarg

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Best possible arrangements for boarding, lodging of trainees: Gazanfar Ali

BARAMULLA: The annual training programme in Skiing organised by the Department of Youth Services and Sports (YSS) J&K started at the picturesque Gulmarg here.

The first batch of 100 student skiers have started their training in the snow covered valley of Gulmarg under the supervision of Principal Secretary, Youth Services and Sports, Alok Kumar and Director YSS of the Department Gazanfar Ali.

Director YSS while expressing happiness over the conduct of the training programme has said that the Department has deputed trained officials and skiing instructors of the department for the successful conduct of the camp. “The trainers are working under the technical guidance of Olympian Gul Mustafa Dev and the department has made best possible arrangements for boarding and lodging of the trainees at the scenic health resort,” he added.

Director sports further said that 100 students selected from 10 districts of the UT of J&K are receiving basic training in Skiing. These districts include Udhampur, Reasi, Rajouri, Ramban, Samba, Kupwara, Kulgam, Shopian, Srinagar and Pulwama.

Pertinently, such courses are being organised for other districts of UT also and besides boys, girl students would also receive this training on the skiing slopes of world famous Gulmarg.

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 started various Ski training courses at Gulmarg.

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