The 11th CEC Ice Hockey Championship, Kargil commenced with the formal inauguration by Vikas Kundal, DC, Kargil on January 28 at Ice Hockey Rink, Bemathang.
The championship is jointly organised by the Department of Youth Services and Sports, Kargil and Kargil Ice and Snow Sports Club. Nine teams from Drass, Chiktan, Wakha Mulbekh and Pashkum besides ITBP team, Leh are participating.
Vinod Kumar, SSP Kargil, Muhammad Jaffar, District Youth Services and Sports Officer, Kargil, Aman Ali, General Secretary, Kargil Ice, and Snow Club and other concerned officers were present on the occasion.
Vikas Kundal congratulated the organisers for organising the ice hockey championship in the district every year. He expressed optimism that participation in the event will go a long way in bringing improvement in the overall personality development of the young players and prepare them to face the challenges in life.
He urged upon the players to participate with the spirit of team coordination and sportsmanship.
Vikas Kundal advised the players to strive for developing sportsman spirit which teaches them to accept victory or defeat in a graceful manner. Also, stressed upon regular practice in Ice Hockey to excel and bring laurels to the district and the state.