Srinagar , January 10: With Srinagar city receiving plenty of snowfall recently , it was time for winter sport lovers to hold an event in the heart of Srinagar city on Sunday, Janaury 10.
The J&K SnowShoe Association under the auspices of SnowShoe Federation of India held SnowShoe run cum interaction programe at SP College Ground , Srinagar on Sunday .
“As Srinagar city recieved lot of snowfall this time , all the fields and grounds are under the blanket of Snow. It was opportune time to host an event in city centre ,” Association statement said.
In the event around 50 athletes from different parts of Kashmir , including an athlete from Kargil participated.
“The event was held on timing based. With association having limited number of equipment, the athletes had to run in groups and overall winner was decided through timing,” statement said.
In senior category , Muzamil Hussain with best timing was winner while as Suhail Nissar was runner-up. Gulbandam Hikmatyar from Ganderbal was third . In junior category , Uzair finished first.
SnowShoe Federation of India official , Mushtaq Bashir was present on the occasion and interacted with athletes .
He said that it was golden chance for the Federation to hold a SnowShoe event in the heart of Srinagar .
“It was after lot of years that Srinagar city recieved so much of Snowfall. The SnowShoe is the activity that can be held in any part wherever there is snow .This time it is in Srinagar and we announced the event. On a short notice 50 athletes turned up which shows the determination and enthusiasm amoung our youth,” he said.
He asked athletes to train hard as SnowShoe event this year is again featuring in Khelo India National Winter Games scheduled to be held in Gulmarg from Febuary 11.
“There are going to be open trials for selecting J&K athletes for the games .The trials would be held in Gulmarg and for that you need to prepare hard,” he added .