The Executive Councilor Tourism, Mr. Gyurmet Dorjey inaugurated the 2nd Winter Tourism Promotion Cup 2011 at Karzoo Ice Rink yesterday. The inaugural match was played between Rimo Club and ITBP and the later won by 3 goals to 2.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gyurmet said that though Ladakh has tremendous potential in promotion of winter games and great prospect of producing national as well as international players, but unlikely Leh failed in exploring its potential to the fullest till this date because of lack of apposite Ice Rink here. He said that the LAHDC Leh would make every effort for the earliest completion of the Ice Rink in Leh so that the players especially the younger lot would get the best opportunity to polish their talents and earn name and fame for Ladakh at National and International levels.
Welcoming the Canadian Embassy team in Leh, who will play some friendly matches with local teams, Mr. Gyurmet extended gratitude to them for their regular visit to
Ladakh and continuous support and guidance to the local teams. He said that the contribution of Canadian Embassy team has resulted in sharp improvement in the quality of Ice Hockey in Ladakh and adding that it was reflected by the results of National Championship and Asian Federation Games held recently at Shimla and Dehradun, where most of the medals were hauled by the Ladakhis.
Appreciating the tireless efforts of Ladakh Winter Sports Club who are the pioneering contributors in promotion of winter games at this height, Mr Gyurmet urged them to fully dedicate their abilities for further boosting of winter games in Ladakh.
He assured that LAHDC would make the winter games a major cause for promoting winter tourism in Ladakh.
Earlier, the Advisor, Ladakh Winter Sports Club Mr. PT Kunzang gave a detail summery of the championship and greeted the local participants and the Canadian team.
The Councilor, Upper Leh Gelong Lobzang Nyantak, Canadian Deputy High Commissioner in India, Mr. Jim Nickel, the Chief Executive Officer, Leh Development Authority, Mr. Tsering Morup, President Ladakh Winter Sports Club, Gyalpo Namgyal Wangchuk, Deputy Chief Education Officer, Mr. Dorjey, District Youth Service and Sports Officer Mr. Fida Hussain Khan and large spectators witnessED THE INAUGURAL MATCH