Udhampur, Reasi Sport Climbing meet on May 26

JAMMU: Mountaineering Association of Jammu and Kashmir is holding Udhampur and Reasi district competitions in collaboration with Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Bantalab, here on May 26. Whereas Udhampur District competition is likely to have a participation of about 100 climbers, the Reasi District competition may attract around 60 boys and girls only.

Since competitions of all the districts are conducted at Jammu because of absence of climbing infrastructure at district levels the district competitions of almost all the districts except Jammu do not attract substantial participation.

"This also explains inadequate promotion and development of the game in other districts of Jammu Province. The Udhampur and Reasi district competitions to be conducted on the pre fabricated fiber glass 40ft high Tenzing Norgay Sport Climbing Wall in Sprawling Buds ICSE school premises shall be held in only six categories of Boys, Girls (born in 2002, 2003 and 2004); Sub Junior Boys , Girls (born in 2005 and 2006) and Mini Boys,Girls (born in 2007 and after).

For registration and further information interested climbers, institution, clubs should contact Sonam Sidharth, an executive member of MAJK on Mobile. No: 9622396960.

On the spot registration shall also be done at Sprawling Buds ICSE School from 7.30 am to 8 am on May 26.
Whereas Shawetica Khajuria, an international judge in sport climbing shall be the president of the jury, Sonam Sidharth is the organising secretary. Other technical officials include Shashi Kant Sharma (Route Setter and Belayer), Ambreen Fatima (Judge and Belayer), Sakshi Magotra, Himani Choudhary, Deepika Dutta (all Judges) Mrigank Kaushal, Sunil Chakharia and Sourav Deep Singh.

However, technical and logistic support shall be provided by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) North Zone Committee, New Delhi. The championship has been sponsored by J&K State Sports Council.

Important to mention here that Sport Climbing has received a big boost since its inclusion in the Tokyo Olympics-2020 and 18th Asian Games scheduled to be organized at Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia from August 18 to September two.

An ace climber of the state Shivani Charak, has been selected in the Indian team for the Asian Games and is presently training at Tata Steel Adventure Academy, Jamshedpur. The Association hopes to have some other climbers along with Shivani Charak in the Indian team for the Tokyo Olympics-2020 as well.

 

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