Ice Hockey Tourney under Khelo India concludes at KargilJanuary 20, 2021
The District Level Ice Hockey Tournament under Khelo India Ladakh Winter Games, 2021 concluded at Ice Hockey Rink Biamathang Kargil here today. The Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor (CEC), LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan was the chief guest on the occasion.
Executive Councilor (EC) for Works Mubarak Shah Nagvi, Councilor Chuliskamboo Altaf Hussain, District Youth Services and Sports Officer (DYSSO), Kargil Muhammad Hussain Rehnuma, In-charge Head of Office AIR Kargil Naresh Gupta besides officers and officers of Youth Services and Sports Department were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, CEC Feroz Ahmed Khan expressed happiness over participation of good number of youths from all across Kargil district in Ice Hockey tournaments and called the participation of the two women teams in the final match a historic event.
Feroz Khan said that the registration of 28 teams for upcoming CEC Cup is a validation that Ice Hockey has thoroughly achieved remarkable growth in recent years. He further added that during the coming 2 years 2 Ice Hockey Rinks each will be constructed in all Panchayats to provide opportunity to youths to play Ice Hockey so that the game gets popularized all across Kargil.
The CEC assured that LAHDC Kargil will provide best facilities to the teams from Kargil who will participate in upcoming UT level tournament. Stressing on a collateral effort to make Ice Hockey a successful sport in Kargil, Feroz Khan reiterated that participation of all stake holders, clubs and associations is necessary.
DYSSO Kargil Muhammad Hussain Rehnuma congratulated the winner and runner-up teams of the tournament and informed that 36 teams with 350 athletes from different zones participated in the tournaments at Zonal levels.
He further said that the semi finalists and finalists of the tournament in men’s category and the finalists of women’s category will be participating in the UT level tournament. He also demanded for providing of land for construction of Youth Hostel at Kargil to provide better facilities to the players.
Earlier, in the boys category, Drass Zone won the final match over Shargole Zone by the margin of 3-1 goals while in the girls category Shargole Zone won over Kargil Zone by the margin of 4-0 goals to lift the Women’s Trophy of the district level Ice Hockey Tournament.
Meanwhile, the winner and runner up teams of the Kargil block level tournament were also felicitated on the occasion in which Minjee had won over Baroo with a margin of 2-0 goals.