First Indoor Rowing Championship held at Gbl
GANDERBAL: In a first, Indoor Rowing Championship was held on Tuesday in district Ganderbal at Indoor Stadium Sehpora.
The championship was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal Shyambir.
The championship was organized by J&K Rowing & Sculling Association District Ganderbal in collaboration with District Administration Ganderbal.
Around 200 boys and girls of all categories (Senior, Junior and Sub-junior) of the district participated in the championship.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that the district administration was committed to nourishing the talent of youth.
“In this regard all steps will be taken to upgrade sports infrastructure in the district so that better sports facilities are available for the sports loving youth of the district,” he said.
He also announced that the transformer will be installed at Indoor stadium Sehpora as demanded by the local youth.
Indoor Rowing is a relatively new sport performed on a rowing machine (ergo), that has traditionally been used to simulate the action of watercraft rowing for the purpose of exercise or rowing training.
National medalist and National Coach in water sports, Bilquees informed that the championship is aimed to boost the water sports in the district besides the winners at district level would participate in the National championship scheduled to be held in Chandigarh in the month of November 2022.
Later, a felicitation ceremony was also held during which prizes were distributed among winners in all categories.