January 10th is a Historic Day for Ice Hockey and Ice Skating
Written by: Anwar Khan Humia
Gilgit-Baltistan, the fifth province of Pakistan, is on the path of development in the field of education as well as sports. Alhamdulillah.
The first sports camp of Ice Hockey and Ice Skating in Gilgit Baltistan concluded on the same day i.e. 10 January 2017 at Batura Lake, Passu Gojal, in which 88 boys and girls received basic training in Ice Hockey and Ice Skating for the first time.
It belonged to three different districts of Gilgit-Baltistan namely Ghizar, Gilgit, and Hunza. Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board, Pakistan, and Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board, Hunza Region played a key role in organizing it. AKYSB hired Mr. Umar Kanji, an international hockey player from Canada as a master trainer.
Mr. Umar Kanji Teach methods and principles of international level
Mr. Umar Kanji taught the children the basics of ice hockey and ice skating for one week from 03 January 2017 to 10 January 2017. Teach methods and principles at the international level. It was not an ordinary task, this sports camp was a challenge to make it a success, the volunteers of Gulmit Gojal did their best and stood by the side of AKYSB. Since this camp was very dangerous, the ice on the lake on which the children were practicing could suddenly break at any time and the children could drown in the negative temperature water. She was there to deal with the unpleasantness.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the sports camp, Master Trainer Mr. Umar Kanji praised the children and said that if Canadian children fall on the ice during ice skating, they will be out of shape for at least a month, but here. It’s a joke to the kids when they fall, they get right back up and start skating again, which is amazing to me.
Today, ice hockey sports and ice skating in Gilgit-Baltistan have attracted the whole world
Today, ice hockey sports and ice skating in Gilgit-Baltistan have attracted the whole world, which is no secret, today Gilgit-Baltistan is presenting an excellent and soft image of Pakistan at the international level, which is winter tourism.
Also causing promotion. Today every district in GB wants the government and NGOs to organize ice hockey sports in their city. Which is very welcome and the government is also ensuring the organization of winter sports year after year.
National and international companies and banks are seen sponsoring
As winters are very harsh in Gilgit-Baltistan, people used to go to cities, but now due to such sports and festivals, this trend is also decreasing.
National and international companies and banks are seen sponsoring winter sports in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Today, Gilgit-Baltistan has made its mark in front of the world in winter sports and is producing international ice hockey players.
10 January was a historic day in Gilgit-Baltistan for ice hockey sports
It would not be wrong to call 10 January a historic day in Gilgit-Baltistan in ice hockey sports.
Finally, all the event organizers, sponsoring companies, and other business persons are requested to encourage the players in the form of cash prizes so that they do not face financial difficulties in purchasing valuable ice hockey and skating equipment.