Sport Climbers pose with Chairman Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Rahul Sharma and Principal, Apple Kids and general secretary of MAJK, Ram Khajuria before their departure for Delhi.
Jammu: Seven Sport Climbers of Mountaineering Association of J&K (MAJK), including six girls today left for Delhi to join other State Climbers, who are already at Delhi, for participation in the two-day IMF All India Speed and Bouldering competition scheduled to be held at Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) complex from April 20.
Shawetica Khajuria and Shashi Kant Sharma accompanied the team as manager and coach respectively.
Management of Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Bantalab, Jammu led by its chairman, Rahul Sharma gave a warm send off to the state climbers. On the occasion, Principal of Apple Kids, Bantalab, Arti Sharma presented an imported UIAA certified climbing rope valuing Rs.11000 to MAJK which was received by joint secretary of the Association, Shawetica Khajuria.
It may be mentioned here that MAJK had selected 12 climbers including eight girls for participation in the national competition. However, five climbers including Shivani Charak, Mrityunjay Sharma, Ajay Deep Singh, Arun Deep Singh and Asma Gul who are potential medal winners at the national competition were deputed to Delhi on April 10 for nine days coaching and practice at the international standard climbing walls in the IMF complex, just prior to the competition at the same venue.
The remaining seven climbers, Manisha Kumari, Raghni Devi, Roshni Devi, Vaishali Sharma and Reema Devi in the Women’s category and Keshwam Dev Singh in the Sub Junior Boys category who are fresh but fast upcoming talented climbers also had strenuous workouts for nine days at Tenzing Norgay Sport Climbing wall in the Sprawling Buds ICSE School campus, Bantalab, Jammu under the supervision of Shilpa Charak, a senior climber.
The state team for the national competition has been sponsored by J&K State Sports Council (JKSSC).