STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: The weeklong workshop “Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav” on Mountaineering concludes at University of Jammu here on Wednesday.
The workshop was organized by Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu in collaboration with Pir Panjal Adventures, Jammu under the aegis of University Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Center.
More than 150 students, staff members of the different wings of JU and Bhaderwah Campus participated in the workshop.
During the workshop, training lectures on different topics like hiking, climbing, CPR, Rappelling, river crossing, food hunting skills, tent pitching and other mountaineering skills were taken apart from these two days field training on above mentions topic were imparted.
Prof Renu Nanda, Dean faculty of Education was Chief Guest on the occasion while Prof. Alka Sharma Convener UESDC University of Jammu was Guest of Honour.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Renu Nanda shared her experience with the participants.
“Mountain climbing is an expedition that brings you closer to nature and helps you connect with it closely. It is an activity that teaches a lot about facing challenges and overcoming our fears,” she said.
Appreciating the efforts of department of Sports and Physical Education, Prof. Renu Nanda said that since Dr Daud Iqbal Baba have taken over the charge of the Department, there has been scores of activities to explore the hidden talent of the youths living in far off areas.
Prof. Alka Sharma, Convener UESDC University of Jammu, said that since its first ever workshop UESDC and Department of Sports is organizing in collaboration with Pir Panjal Adventures, Jammu and the outcome of the work shop is very encouraging.
“Such programs will be organized in future also to involve more youths in mountaineering and hiking expeditions,” she added.
Dr Daud Iqbal Baba Director Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, JU presented the detailed report about the workshop. He said all kindness and efforts to participate in this workshop and getting along with the tough training with the tough schedule.
“I am convinced that the most valuable outcome of this training workshop is getting together with each participant,” he said adding that several important insights and action items were accomplished through this workshop.
“The basic idea of organising this workshop is to introduce the concept of initiating adventure sports in and around Jammu province under the jurisdiction of University of Jammu” Dr Daud added.
Participants expressed their views about the seminar and thanked the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education for organising such events.
Those present were Dr Anil Gupta, Dr Farah Chowdhary, Bhaderwah Campus team headed by Arif Haleem Khateeb, Ravish Vaid, Raj Kumar Bakshi, Vikas Karlopia, Gagan Kumar, Padam Dev Singh, Jai Bharat, Sanjeev Sharma, Harinder Pal Singh, Pranav Bandral, Sanjay Verma, Manik Slathia, Sourav Jamwal and Arshad Baba.
The vote of thanks were presented by Dr. Komal Nagar Assistant Director, Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, JU.