A statement issued here said that the first batch of 100 student skiers have started their training in the snow covered valley of Gulmarg under the supervision of Principal Secretary to Government Youth Services and Sports Department J&K Alok Kumar and Director 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 & 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, the statement said.