Ladakh School Olympics (LSO) 2019 was today declared open by CEC, LAHDC, Leh Gyal P Wangyal during a colourful inaugural celebration at Leh Polo Ground today.
Olympic torch was lit by Speed Skater Stanzin Phuntsok and ice hockey player Tashi Dolkar and Chimet Dolkar who have represented India at International level. The LSO flag was hoisted by Marathon runner Tashi Lhadol at the national level and the oath was administered by Ice Hockey Player Rigzin Nurboo who had represented India Men’s team at international level.
EC Agriculture Phuntsog Stanzin, EC Education Konchok Stanzin, EC Minorities Mumtaz Hussain, Div Com Ladakh Saugat Biswas, DC, Leh Avny Lavasa, SSP Leh Sargun Shukla, Councilors, MCL President Dr. Ishey Namgial, District Officers, staff and PETs of DYSS Office were present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, CEC appreciated DC/CEO, LAHDC, Leh Avny Lavasa and the district officers for all their efforts in managing and organizing the 4 days sports event despite many challenges. He said that the increase in student’s participation by almost double numbers from last year proves the popularity of LSO among students.
CEC made mention of Ladakhi girls and boys excelling in various sports like Ice-Hockey, Marathon, Football, Cricket and Archery at state, national and even international levels. He asserted that events like LSO will motivate and provide great opportunity to the students to explore their sporting talent and excel in it to be able to compete at national and international levels. He said that Hill Council is taking all the possible measures to promote sports in the district and informed that keeping a liaison with J&K Cricket Association they will soon open a unit in Leh to facilitate coaching in cricket to local youth. He spoke about the archery equipments provided in different government schools to train the children at young age in archery. He suggested each PET teacher to adopt one student to get trained in a particular sport. He wished the organizers and participating students for a successful conduct of the 4 days sports events.