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GULMARG: The Department of Youth Services and Sports J&K(DYS&S) organizes snow skiing courses every winter at the world famous skiing destination Gulmarg. The 107th Edition of Youth Services and Sports Department's Skiing course which was attended by 30 Young trainees from 8 Districts of Kashmir division concludes here with the award distribution function. Ab Majeed Qureshi Manager JKTDC Gulmarg was chief guest on the valedictory function and the prizes were given away to the position holders of the training programme.

In techniques category, Faizan Javeed of District Anantnag stood first, Saifan Shafi from district Pulwama second and Momin Mushtaq from Baramulla managed to get third place. In Salolom prize of 1st position was given to Muzamil Ahmed Malik of Baramulla while as Faizan Javeed of Anantnag got second and Suhail Ahmed Dhobi of Anantnag district got third position.

Director General of the Department of Youth Services & Sports Dr Saleem ur Rehman while providing details about the training programme said that as the fourteen day long 1st phase of the skiing course concluded today another such course is beginning tomorrow ie  on 15th and shall conclude on 27th of this month while as the third such course for only Girl trainees is expected to start on 28th Feb and shall conclude on 18th March at Gulmarg.

He also stated that adequate arrangements have been made for the successful conduct of the remaining two phases of the skiing courses as well. In the first batch of U/14 age group category boys from Anantnag, Pulwama, Kupwara, Bandipora, Budgam, Srinagar, Baramulla and Ganderbal districts received training of the course by the well trained Skiing Instructors of the Department. Four qualified trainers Gh Nabi Reshi, Mohammad Rafi Malik, Imran Nazir and Sajad Ahmed Sofi have been deputed by the Department Of Youth Services and Sports for the smooth conduct of the skiing course.

Olympian Gul Mustafa Dev who is looking after the winter sports activities of the Department of Youth Services & Sports, Hilal Ahmed Warden of Youth Services & Sports Department’s Gulmarg Hutments and other officials of the Department of Youth Services & Sports and JKTDC and Tourism Department were also present on the valedictory ceremony of the training course.