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Maj Gen Rajesh Sethi felicitates students of IISM

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Gulmarg: The Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (ISM), Gulmarg successfully concluded its 5″ Snow Skiing Course on 26 Feb. 2024.

The course aimed to provide participants with comprehensive training in snow skiing techniques and safety.

The course, which spanned 14 days, witnessed the participation of 90 enthusiastic individuals from various backgrounds. Under the guidance of experienced instructors and trainers, the participants underwent rigorous training sessions that covered both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

The General Commanding Officer (GOC) 19 infantry Div was the esteemed chief guest at the closing ceremony of the 5* Snow Skiing Course on 26* Feb. 2024.

His presence added prestige and significance to the program, motivating the students to excel in their skiing skills and embrace the values of friendship and unity during his speech, he emphasized the importance of adventure education and referred to the snow skiing students as the ambassadors of India. According to Maj Gen Rajesh Sethi, the snow skiing adventure program provided an opportunity for the students to learn valuable life skills, including friendship and the ability to create lasting memories. He also congratulated and honored the winners of skiing events at the graduation ceremony. He extended his best wishes to the winners for their future endeavors.

Throughout the course, participants learned essential skiing techniques, including proper body positioning, balance, turning, and stopping. They also received training on safety measures, avalanche awareness, and rescue techniques, ensuring their preparedness for any unforeseen circumstances in snow-covered terrains.

The participants showcased remarkable progress and dedication throughout the course, with many mastering the basic skiing skills and gaining confidence on the slopes. The IISM instructors provided individual attention and personalized guidance to ensure the participants’ growth and improvement.

The successful conclusion of the 5th Snow Skiing Course marks a significant milestone for the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering. The institute remains committed to promoting winter sports and adventure activities, while also encouraging local employment through these activities.

The IISM extends its heartfelt appreciation to all the participants for their enthusiasm and commitment. The institute also expresses gratitude to the instructors, trainers, and support staff for their tireless efforts in making the course a resounding success.

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