Jammu Tawi, April 29
Member Legislative Council and president J&K Water Sports Kayaking and Canoeing Association, Firdous Tak today flagged off a contingent of 44 players for participation in the 6th National Dragon Boat Racing Championship to be held at Bhind in Madhya Pradesh.
The contingent shall participate in series of events in the category of Men, Women and Mixed during the championship starting from May two. The championship is being organised by Indian Kayaking and Canoeing Association wherein around 25 states are expected to participate, a handout issued by the Association here today informed.
Earlier, the team underwent hectic month long training at government run Water Sports Center Srinagar under the guidance of Bilquis Mir. Speaking on the occasion Tak said that Jammu and Kashmir bestowed with natural resources for all kinds of adventure sports. “However, the state is best for water sports as we have both flat and wild water bodies available for rafting, kayaking, canoeing and dragon boat like events”, he said adding that in some parts of the state children are born with natural talent of peddling. “In last few years the state has excelled in water sports and has won many prestigious championship at the national level”, he said adding that around three players have also been selected for international training camps.