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DC Gbl, Director Tourism flag off Kashmir Premier Mountain Biking Challenge

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GANDERBAL: Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Shyambir and Director Tourism Kashmir, Fazlul Haseeb, today flagged off a 45 km off-road cycle race from Madri Meharbaan Stadium Ganderbal to Mammer Sonamarg in which around 100 cyclists from different states including J&K, Haryana, Delhi, and Bihar participated.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC said Mountain biking as an adventure sport is gaining rapid popularity in J&K and such events have played a vital role in popularizing this sport. He complimented the organizers for holding ‘Kashmir Premier Mountain Biking Challenge’ in Ganderbal district which will help to popularize the adventure tourism in the district and assured all support from the district administration in organizing such adventure sport events in the district.

The competition was held in various categories like Mens Elite, Masters and Youth Boys.

The culmination ceremony was held at JKTDC Cafeteria Mammer during which position holders were felicitated by the Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal and Director Tourism Kashmir.

Waheed Ahmad got Ist position, Dr Akbar Khan got second and Bazil Rather got third position in”Mens Elite”.

Mohammad Zamin Reshi got Ist Position, Irfan Mir Second and Sajad Yousuf got third position in “Masters”.

Adnan Bashir got Ist Position, Parveez Ahmad second and Arsalan was third in the Youth Boys category.

Faisal Shafi and Tahir Shameem got the 1st position, Zulfkar and Ikhlaq second and Mushtaq Bhat and Abdul Shaqoor got third in the team of two categories.

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