Dipsites bag second position in Triathlon
The Fort City Athletic Club emerged as winners in the Triathlon event organized by Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering in collaboration with J& K Tourism as part of the ongoing Summer Festival, here on Tuesday. The event was inaugurated by Inspector General of Police, AG Mir in presence of Director Tourism Kashmir, Talat Parvez. The Triathlon comprised cycling, mountain run and swimming events. The cycling event started from Makai Park, Bouleverd after which the baton was passed on to runners who climbed Shankaracharya hillock and was followed by swimming. Each team comprised a cyclist, runner and a swimmer. The event was a part of the 9- Day Kashmir Summer Festival in which teams from different schools and clubs of the Valley participated. Fort City Club team comprising Umer Nabi , Tanveer Hussain and Riyaz Wani finished first while as team of Delhi Public School, Srinagar comprising Basit Mubashir and Salman finished second. Third place was bagged by Livestrong team comprising Umer Bashir, Hamid and Willayat. Speaking on the occasion, Mir highlighting the importance of sports events for the physical and mental development of youth. He added that such events provide a competitive environment for the youth to showcase their talent. The IGP said more and more sports events should be held covering various events and activities to encourage maximum participation of youth. Later medals and mementos were distributed among the participating teams. Among others Director, IISM, Gulmarg Kashmir, Col. J. S. Dillon, senior officers of the Tourism Department and various school children were present on the occasion.