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Tourism Minister announces branch of IISM in Kargil to encourage local talent

KARGIL: To mark the occasion of National Tourism Day, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel announced a branch of the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (IISM) in Kargil.

"Union MoS (IC) Ministry of Tourism and Culture Shri @prahladspatel has announced a branch of Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (IISM) at #Kargil to encourage local talent and aspirations to realise the dream of #AatmaNirbharBharat. #NEATKargil2021 #NationalTourismDay," the official Twitter handle of the Ministry of Culture wrote.

Adding on, Ministry of Tourism wrote: "Ministry of Tourism is celebrating the #NationalTourismDay at Kargil with the host of initiatives like opening a branch of Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (IISM) at Kargil and organising National Level Event of Adventure Tourism. #[email protected]"

The announcement will give a much-needed boost to the youngsters as they were looking to get the government's support for equipment and dedicated coaches.

"There was no scope for adventure sports in Kargil before today. Sports like skiing and ice hockey have started after the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism. A variety of programs have also been introduced to promote adventure tourism in the winter season," Patel had said.

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