NCC cadets complete ski course in Gulmarg
Srinagar, Mar 25: The last ski course of the season of Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (IISM) concluded in Gulmarg in which 100 NCC cadets from different part of the country participated.
Advisor Tourism, Govt of India, Umesh Kalra was the chief guest on the graduation ceremony held in IISM premises. Principal IISM, Col J S Dhillon, welcomed the chief guest who gave away the prizes to winners of the different events.
Dhillon said that Institute has been fully revived by the Govt of India and is working in close coordination with the State Govt, Army, Police and local educational institutes.
He claimed that IISM trained more than 600 students this season in which 140 local youth were trained free of cost. “Many local youth were sponsored by Army and Police. Four young skiers selected by the Institute from Lolab were given advance training in skiing at the Govt cost. These young boys have secured all the first three positions in the recently concluded state championship,” he added.
Umesh Kalra said that Union Ministry of Tourism was taking special steps to revive the old ski institute.
“Adventure skills imparted not only develop personality of our children, it also brings the desired awareness to promote adventure tourism in the country. The persons trained by the Institute are better placed to generate self-employment in the state like JK where there is a huge potential for adventure tourism,” he said.
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