Dir Tourism distributes certificates among swimmers at Nigeen Lake
SRINAGAR: Director Tourism Kashmir Fazl ul Haseeb on Monday felicitated over 50 youth for successfully completing a three month swimming course at Water Sports Centre Nigeen.
The participants were felicitated with mementos and certificates at the occasion.
The camp was organized by Swim N Survival Society-K in collaboration with the Department of Tourism Kashmir at Nigeen Water Sports Center in the month of June for non-swimmers which received an overwhelming response from the locals, especially children.
Scores of the children of different age groups along with their parents attended the morning coaching camp regularly.
Director appreciated the youth for their participation in the camp and said that swimming was the most important sports activity and can help during floods.
“The department will give full support for said training and hope society will continue the coaching camp in future also,” the handout reads, adding that those who knew proper swimming can compete in state and national level competitions.
“In the absence of swimming pools, youth venture into rivers and lakes for swimming without any lifesaving equipment which has proven fatal for them,” he said.