Here’s everything about Winter Sports Thrive in Kargil as 15th CEC Ice Hockey Championship Kicks Off
In Ladakh, in a witness to the unwavering passion for winter sports in the region, the 15th CEC Ice Hockey Championship 2023 was inaugurated at the Ice Hockey Rink Bemathang in Kargil. The Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) of LAHDC Kargil, Dr Jaffar Akhone, marked the commencement of the event, which drew participation from 31 male teams and 4 female teams from the vicinity.
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Simultaneously, the picturesque village of Umma witnessed the culmination of a 20-day Ice Coaching Camp aimed at nurturing young talent in winter sports. Over 50 students under the age of 14 showcased their enthusiasm, reflecting a vibrant commitment to the development of winter sports in the Ladakh region.
At the remote village of Zgang Chiktan, the third Block Development Council (BDC) Ice Hockey Cup 2024 concluded at the Ice Hockey Rink. The event was graced by SDM Shakar Chiktan, Abdul Gaffar Zargar, Former Chairperson, BDC Shakar Chiktan, Sayeeda Banoo, and other dignitaries. SDM Shakar Chiktan emphasized the need to boost ice hockey at the sub-division level, urging the youth to actively participate in winter games.
During the inauguration of the CEC CUP Ice Hockey Tournament, Dr Jaffar Akhone emphasized the commitment to sports development, particularly in the realm of winter sports.
He highlighted Ladakh’s unique scope for such activities and acknowledged the unwavering support from LAHDC Kargil and UT Administration for initiatives promoting Ice Hockey, Snow Ski, Snow Skating, among others.
Addressing players and spectators, the CEC assured all necessary assistance to nurture and elevate winter sports in the region. Notably, he emphasized the provision of essential equipment to teams on a priority basis, acknowledging the challenges posed by the higher cost of Ice Hockey gear.
As winter sports gain momentum in Kargil, these initiatives underscore the region’s dedication to fostering talent and creating opportunities for enthusiasts to excel in the challenging yet thrilling world of winter sports.
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Contributed by A. Shotopa, NomadLawyer Volunteer from Kargil.