KU organises one-day Kayaking and Canoeing workshop to mark WWD-2023

Srinagar, Mar 22 (KNS) : The Directorate of Physical Education and Sports (DPES), University of Kashmir, on Wednesday organised a Kayaking and Canoeing workshop for students from teaching departments and affiliated colleges.

Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir inaugurated the day-long programme at Water Sports Centre, Nigeen, to mark the World Water Day-2023. Special Secretary to VC, Dr Tanvir A Shah, Joint Registrar Dr Ashfaq A Zarri and Coordinator DPES Dr Mussavir Ahmad were also present.

Addressing the participants, Dr Nisar said the University under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor Prof Nilofer Khan is moving beyond regular sports activities to train students in specialised sports activities like Kayaking and Canoeing.

Urging students across campuses and affiliated colleges, especially girl students, to participate in sports activities with passion, Dr Nisar said a state-of-the-art athletic track and an indoor sports stadium are coming up in the University for the benefit of students. He said the University is also upgrading its cricket ground with added facilities.  

Dr Mussavir Ahmad said the DPES is planning to hold a 21-day Kayaking and Canoeing Camp in May 2023 to give a fillip to water sports activities. He thanked Deputy Director Tourism (Recreation), Mr Waseem Ahmad for allowing use of Nigeen Water Sports Facility for the workshop and Mr Kuldeep Handoo, Sports Officer, J&K Police for deputing the trainers.   

International and national-level Kayaking and Canoeing players/coaches from J&K including Adil Ahmad, Zahoor Ahmad and Farooq Ahmad trained the students in the basics of Kayaking and Canoeing.

Coaches and officials of DPES were also present on the occasion.(KNS) 

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