Jora for taking adventure sports to school, college levels
JK M&H delegation calls on Minister
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 25: A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Mountaineering and Hiking Club ( J&K M&H) led by its president Saleem M. Sheshgar called on Minister for Tourism and Culture, Nawang Rigzin Jora here today.
The president of the club apprised the Minister about the various activities taken by club for promotion of adventure tourism in the state.
He, an official statement said, informed the minister that the club is affiliated with India Mountaineering Foundation.
He said several peaks of the State have been scaled by the club members over the decades and two members of the club have also participated in the Indo– French expedition to Saser-Kangri Peak in Karakorum range.
He informed that in 1965 in the first Indian Everest expedition two summiteers from Jammu and Kashmir and one among them, Here Wangyal, from this club participated, adding that presently the club has three everesters and one foreign Guest Member.
Speaking on the occasion, Jora stressed the need of taking the adventure sport to the School and college levels to encourage students for mountaineering and trekking, besides making them aware about the ecological balance and environment related issues confronting the globe.
The Minister said that Jammu and Kashmir State is endowed with majestic mountain ranges, forests and unique wildlife, and emphasized that “Clean Kashmir” initiative involved in the activities of the Club involving young members to begin from tourist destinations.
He said elsewhere in the world tourist destination are very clean and we also need to pay focused attention in this regard for promoting environment conscious among tourists.
The Minister stressed that senior members of Jammu and Kashmir Mountaineering and Hiking Club must interact with College and University Students. He hailed the Club and its members for carrying on the spirit of this adventurous sport despite odds and assured the Club delegation for all possible help in furtherance of its cause.
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