Sport Climbing camp by IMF concludes



JAMMU: The five-day Youth Sport Climbing Training Camp organised by Mountaineering Association of J&K (MAJK) under the aegis of Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) North Zone (NZ) Committee from January 11 with an aim to popularise the game and to identify the talent at the grass-root level, concluded at Tenzing Norgay Sport Climbing Wall in Sprawling Buds ICSE School campus, Bantalab, here on Friday.
The camp, wherein top climbers of the UT along with those budding talent took part, was sponsored by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports through IMF North Zone Committee.
President Dogri Sanstha, Jammu and advisor of the Tawi Trekkers, J&K, Prof. Lalit Magotra was the Chief Guest at the valedictory function.
Before declaring the camp closed, Prof Magotra witnessed demonstrations in Lead and Speed Climbing by international climbers, Shivani Charak and Arun Deep Singh.
He interacted with the trainees and showed keen interest to know about the finer points of the game learnt by the trainees. While congratulating the association for producing national champions and international medalists, he assured the organisers all possible help for the promotion of the game.
Principal Oriental Academy Senior Secondary School, Vivek Chauhan was Guest of Honour. Both the special guests were felicitated by General Secretary of MAJK, Shawetica Khajuria.
In total, 29 participants were there in the training camp, including nine girls, in the age group between 15 and 29 years. Abhimanyu Sherpa, a pioneer sport climber of J&K, headed the technical team which included International climbers, Shivani Charak and Arun Deep Singh.
Sonam Sidharth, Sakshi Magotra, Vishali Sharma and Ajay Deep Singh formed the panel of judges, route setters and belayers. These officials were, however, ably assisted by some active sport climbers of the Association.
Prominent among others present included Rahul Sharma, Chairman of Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Jammu; Ram Khajuria, senior vice president, Sumit Khajuria, vice president of the Association; Arti Sharma, Principal of Apple Kids Bantalab; Narinder Singh, a senior mountaineer; Mrigank Kaushal and Seema Sharma, Director of the host school.


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