YOUSMARG- Director Youth Services and Sports (YSS) J&K Subash C Chhibber on Wednesday visited famous tourist destination Yousmarg and took stock of the arrangements made for the ongoing skiing training programme being run by YSS since 1st of the current month.
He was accompanied by JD Kashmir of YS&S Bashir Ahmed and DYSSO Budgam Gurmukh Singh.
Director (YS&S), while expressing happiness over the conduct of the basic training in Ski at the newly explored ski destination of Yousmarg by YS&S said, that Yousmarg is one of the best visiting places in the valley during summers and to make it an all season destination for tourists, this initiative was taken by the Department under the supervision and guidance of Secretary of the Department Sarmad Hafeez.
The Director said the snow-covered slopes here are perfect for skiing and, since the launch of this new skiing venue, a number of skiing enthusiasts are visiting the place.
“Skiing will keep the tourist place a buzz during winters as well and will create avenues of job for the youth of surrounding areas,” Director YSS added.
Director Chibber announced that the Department would be purchasing separate equipment like skis and gear etc. for Yousmarg during the next financial year and efforts are on to develop the destination in the best possible way as it has enough potential to be developed as an attractive winter sport destination.
Pertinently a group of 60 students selected from different districts of the Kashmir division are being trained about the basics of the sport by a team of well trained instructors in the 15-day long training course. A large group of girls selected from different Government Schools of J&K will be receiving training in the sport soon after the competition of the first batch.
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