The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr. Owais Ahmad today flagged off a group of 10 students for participating in a snow skiing course at Gulmarg to be organised by the Department of Youth Services and Sports.

While interacting with the students, the DC asked them to learn skiing with dedication to achieve excellence in sports. He also complemented the Sports department for organizing the event.

Dr. Owais said that sports are the basic element which helps students to grow physically and mentally. He urged the student community to always take interest in sports, apart from their curricular activities for their overall development.

He said the Bandipora has proved its mettle in sports activities at national and international platforms and assured every possible help from the administration to provide basic sports infrastructure across the district besides organising training and practice sessions for polishing their skills.

Incharge activities, Nasir Hussain Khan said Students for different skiing courses have been selected from different zones of Bandipora.

He said that a Group of five girls arrived back yesterday after completing the course at Gulmarg.

Assistant Commissioner Development Abdul Rashid Das, Chief Education Officer Bandipora Ab Roub Shaad were also present on the occasion.

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