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JAMMU: Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Sport Climbing training camp, organised by Mountaineering Association of J&K (MAJK) under the aegis of IMF North Zone Committee, New Delhi, inaugurated on Monday at Tenzing Norgay Sport Climbing Wall in the premises of Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Bantalab, here.
The camp was inaugurated by former MLA Ashwani Sharma in the presence of Prof. Lalit Magotra (President Dogri Sanstha); Zorawar Singh Jamwal, president and Sumit Khajuria, vice president of MAJK; Rahul Sharma, Chairman Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Bantalab, Jammu; Arti Sharma, Principal Apple Kids Bantalab, Jammu and Mridhu Padha, Vice Principal, St. Xavier Senior Secondary School, Barnai, here.
The five days training camp, during which all Covid-19 Protocols/ Guidelines issued by the Government and the IMF will be strictly observed, shall be conducted under the overall supervision of Shawetica Khajuria, General Secretary of the Association and an international judge of sport climbing.
Whereas Abhimanyu Sherpa, a pioneer sport climber of J&K, along with international climbers Shivani Charak, Arun Deep, and Ajay Deep Singh shall impart necessary training to the participants, Manik Slathia, Sourav Deep Singh, Sonam Sidharth, Asma Gul and Sakshi Magotra shall be the route setters cum belayers of the training camp.
The purpose of the camp in which about 50 boys and girls in the age group of 15 to 29 years are participating is to promote sport climbing, an Olympic discipline, among J&K youth in general and to strengthen the J&K women team in particular for the forth coming competitions for which the Association plans to depute a number of competent climbers.