Srinagar: Department of Tourism-Kashmir and Gulmarg Development Authority (GDA) under the auspices of J&K SnowShoe Association conducted Gulmarg SnowShoe Championship at ski resort of Gulmarg on Sunday.
In the competition 21 young athletes hailing from Srinagar and Budgam districts participated. The championship was flagged off by Chief Executive Officer GDA Syed Hanief Balkhi.
The competition held with the aim to carry on winter sport activity in Gulmarg as well as introduce the sport of SnowShoe among school going students.
CEO GDA Syed Hanief Balkhi said that this is great initiative in introducing snowshoe as everyday activity and sports among the youth.
“With the advent modern lifestyle it is forgotten activity in Kashmir while as in Europe, USA and South America it is still hugely popular. Apart from being serious sporting event it is everyday activity for them. We need to get involved in it and take it as our daily routine during snow season,” Syed Hanief Balkhi added.