Srinagar 9 September 2021: The team deputed by Rowing Federation of India comprising of Dronacharya Ismail Baig and Padma Shri and Arjuna Awardee Bajrang Lal Thakar called on Advisor Farooq Khan here today and discussed variety of issues concerning the game.
Dronacharya Ismail Baig and Padma Shri and Arjuna Awardee Bajrang Lal Thakar are in Srinagar supervising the facilities and initiating the budding youngsters who are thronging the venue to listen to them. The boats and ground installations are being fine-tuned, and safety measures inspected. Ismail and Bajrang are also initiating the young talent into the sport.
The Advisor termed it as a great beginning which will go down in history as one of the major milestones in the development of Rowing sport in J&K.
Advisor Khan termed it as a great begining for J&K Rowing. A day to be remembered and cherished. A day when J&K Rowing took the initial baby steps to establish Rowing in the Water Sports Rowing Academy. This facility was supported by Government of India with the active help of the Rowing Federation
“Looking forward to happy rowing in the Lakes of Kashmir and Jammu. Looking forward to our first Flat Water Championships soon. Indoor Rowing is already popular in Kashmir.
They suggested a number of measures and steps besides also lauded the efforts of Bilquis Mir, the force behind the Water Sports Centre and the J&K Association .They also conveyed best wishes on behalf of the Rowing Federation of India to the enthusiastic rowers of jammu and Kashmir,”