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  • 250 students trained in swimming camp

SRINAGAR:  After successfully organizing swimming camp during the month of Ramadan, the department of tourism Kashmir organized a swimming competition among the participants on Wednesday. Fifty students of different schools who successfully underwent training in swimming participated in the 200-meter freestyle event at Water Sports Center, Nigeen Club. Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah flagged off the race. Speaking on the occasion, Director Tourism Kashmir said they organized swimming camp during the month of Ramadhan to train youth in this important sports activity. These sportspersons can later become rescuers also, it was revealed.

A total of 250 students participated in the swimming camp of which best 50 students were shortlisted for the swimming competition. They were also trained in rescue skills during the camp. Director Tourism Kashmir said only a few schools have swimming pools where students can learn swimming and the department is trying to fill this gap by organising such camps at its facilities.

“Swimming is not only healthy sports but it is a life-saving skill. A swimmer not only saves himself during any eventuality but also helps in rescuing others,” said Mahmood Shah. Last year also the department organized swimming camp in which 350 students learned swimming. Director Tourism Kashmir urged schools to send their students to the Nigeen Water Sports Center where all facilities are available to learn swimming from certified trainers.

He also gave away certificates and prizes among the participants during the concluding ceremony. VC Jammu Development Authority Rajesh Shrawan, Additional Secretary Finance Mohammad Shahid Saleem and Deputy Director Registration Wasim Raja were also present on the occasion.

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  • 11 students qualify for SKAI Karate World Cup Championship 2018

SRINAGAR: J&K Sports Karate Association has emerged as stars at SKAI National Karate championship 2018 under the banner of J&K K2 Martial Academy which was held at Kolkata. As per a statement, the Association said Jammu and Kashmir team won two gold, four silver, five bronze medals and they were selected for SKAI Karate World Cup championship 2018. The players who participated and won different medals in the event were Aizaz Khan gold medalist, Sahil Farooq gold medalist, Peerzada Basarat silver medalist, Amreen Yousuf silver medalist, Ifra Rafiq silver medalist, Vishal Thapa silver medalist, Zubair Manzoor bronze medalist, Fahad bin Shabir bronze medalist, Nadish Yousuf bronze medalist, Zoya Bhat bronze medalist, Abdullah Manzoor bronze medalist.

The Association Umer Akbar President JKSAI,  Farzaan Hussain Gen. Secretary, Muntazir Yaseen Treasurer JKSAIcongratulates all those students who brought laurels to the state. The J&K Sports Karate Association extended heartfelt gratitude to J&K State Sports Council and Secretary Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra for facilitating the team. The association thanked sponsors specially HK Cement, Walnut Advertisers for felicitating players. 

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SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra has congratulated ‘Real Kashmir’, a football club in the State, for qualifying the I-League by defeating the Hindustan FC in a match held at Bangalore.  In a message Governor has wished the Captain and all the team members, and the Coach of the team, continuing successes in all the remaining matches. He has also invited the Coach and the team to the Raj Bhavan.