STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Mountaineering Association of Jammu and Kashmir under the aegis of Indian Mountaineering Foundation North Zone Committee, New Delhi is organising a five-day sport climbing training camp, coinciding with the National Youth Festival 2021, at Tenzing Norgay Sport Climbing Wall in the premises of Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Bantalab, here from January 11.
“The purpose of the camp, wherein about 50 boys and girls in the age group of 15 to 29 years likely to participate, 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. Such camps shall be conducted every month,” Senior Vice President of the Association, Ram Khajuria said.
The camp during which all Covid-19 Protocols 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. 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.
For more details persons desirous of attending the camp may contact the General Secretary, Shawetica Khajuria (7006099855).