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JAMMU: The week-long Sport Climbing training camp, organised by Tawi Trekkers J&K at Tenzing Norgay Sport Climbing Wall in the premises of Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Bantalab, Jammu, concluded here on Thursday.
In total, 33 students, including 14 girls from various schools and Government College for Women (GCW) Parade, Jammu attended the camp which was initially scheduled for five days only but had to be extended by two days when some more girls joined the camp. The camp was a great success as all the participants were overenthusiastic to learn the art and techniques of sport climbing and then climb up the 40ft high fiberglass climbing wall. It was a treat to watch most of the young students climbing up like seasoned climbers after only a week long coaching.
However, Kashish Kumar of Sudhmahadev (district Udhampur) who studies at Shining Star Academy Muthi, Jammu, surpassed other trainees in power, technique and rhythm and was declared “the find of the camp” and has been selected for further training.
The training imparted by Shivani Charak, an international medalist who was very ably supported by international climbers Arun Deep Singh and Ajay Deep Singh and Vishali Sharma, a senior sport climber.
The camp during which all Covid-19 Protocols and guidelines issued by the Government were strictly observed was held under the overall supervision of Shawetica Khajuria, general secretary of Tawi Trekkers and an international judge of sport climbing and was fully sponsored by Takshila Educational Trust, the governing body for Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Bantalab, Jammu.
In the valedictory function, Rahul Sharma, chairman of Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Bantalab Jammu, was the chief guest. He lavished praise on Shivani Charak and Arun Deep Singh for the success of the camp. The school would organize more such camps of longer duration every month, he announced.
Prominent among others present included Principal of Apple Kids Arti Sharma, president Tawi Trekkers J&K, Ram Khajuria and staff members of Sprawling Buds ICSE School including Seema Sharma, Director; Isha Singh and Shallu Bhat, both Coordinators of the school.