Faqeer Gujri Trekking of JKSMA flaunts scintilla

Srinagar,Dec 13: In the follow up action of the symbolic trek from Faqeer Gujri to Asthanmarg in the city outskirts of Zabarvan range, organized by J&K Ski & Mountaineering Association in collaboration with Tourism Department on Wednesday, the participating students of different institutions and volunteers of some organizations want more such short treks in the Zabarvan range particularly in Faqeer Gujri and Mount Mahadev area in future too.
 A participating volunteer of Adventure Call, Obaid Yousuf was all praise for holding such innovative trekking program in this chilly weather.
 He said the activity was perhaps organized with different aims and objectives. It firstly gave chance to school and college going students to explore new area within the Srinagar limits, secondly it gave us a chance to see our countryside falling in Srinagar limits, thirdly it gave chance youth to interact with tribal Gujars living in the city outskirts itself and lastly it helped us to keep away from Kangri at least for a day, he said.
 The Organising Secretary Sports Development Association, Riyaz Wani said that it was nice recreation for. Not only trekkers but many cyclists took part in the event as well, he said.
 The Chairman, SSM Educational Trust, G.N Parray expressed his high gratitude for JKSMA for conceiving the idea of holding the symbolic trek in the close forest range of Srinagar. He also expressed his thanks to Tourism Department for supporting JKSMA in this noble cause.
 He was delighted when the students of SSM Hr. Secondary School entered the school premises raising yells in high tune “They Hail – They Hail – They Hail”. He was told by his students that the Trek Leader Muhammad Yusuf had taught them this yell. While elaborating the yell they informed Parray that by the word “They” meant “the mountains, forests and other earth components” and by the word “Hail” they meant live long.
 In brief it meant that all bodies on earth be saved and permitted to live long. Parray wished that all schools should organize short treks in this area in future. “if possible skiing and other adventure activities should also be conducted here” he said.
 Principal Model High School Rajbagh, Sheikh Muhammad Ayoub also expressed his pleasure. He said that his school had deputed 15 boys and girls for participation in the historic trekking program of JKSMA. The children were satisfied with the arrangements made by JKSMA for the program.
 The spokesman of JKSMA, Rauf Tramboo, informed that the Association was supported by Talat Parvaiz, Director Tourism and some other organizations like Rahim Greens, Hotel Grand Mumtaz, J&K Bank, Srinagar Development Authority, Khyber Cements, Damna General Merchants Sopore, TCI Cements and Greater Kashmir Communications and Halqa Punchayat Faqeer Gujri. Rauf said without their support was not possible to achieve success. He informed that the JKSMA has planned to organize a Ski-touring expedition to Mount Mahadev in April next year. Some Rock-climbing and trekking programs will also be launched.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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