The 15 days under 18 roller skate coaching camp for girls was concluded on May 21 at Lamdon Model Sr. Secondary School, Leh.
The camp was organised to commemorate the Late Dr. Sonam Dawa, CEC by Ladakh Women Ice Hockey Foundation (LWIHF) in collaboration with Lamdon Model Sr. Secondary School.
Gyal P Wangyal, EC, Youth Services and Sports said, “ To learn ice skating, we have to wait for the winters but LWIHF has taken a step further by incorporating inline roller skating technique during summer. This will be instrumental for the players in learning ice skating without much difficulty during winters”.
He further mentioned about the proud role of ice-hockey players both men and women teams of Ladakh for representing India at international levels. He stressed on the importance of playing sport at an early stage to master in one and represent at regional, state and international levels.
Encouraging the players and organizers, he assured all possible help.
Remembering Late Dr. Sonam Dawa, he appreciated his efforts and a keen interest in promoting the quality of this game to bring it at par with the international level.
Rinchen Lamo, Nominated Councillor congratulated the LWIHF and appreciated their effort in organizing such training camps.
“Along with academics one should also have an extra field of interest to be more active which will further help them in their studies”, said Rinchen Lamo.
She requested parents to help their students in studies as well as in recognizing their extra talent and skill and to keep a check on their activities to provide help in their time of problem or obstacle.
She expressed the need to provide more such platforms for women which at present is much less as compared to men.
Ishey Tundup, Principal, Lamdon Model Sr. Sec. School Leh also spoke on the occasion.
Talking about the LWIHF formation, Kunzes Dolma, President, LWIHF said, “It was formed in the year 2015. We received ice-hockey equipment from foreigner players and members of Ice-hockey and decided to train girls of weaker section of far-flung areas of Ladakh. The aim was to provide them with a platform to perform in this sport and to explore the world by representing at various levels.”
Roller skate race and roll ball was exhibited by the players. An aerobic dance by the students of Lamdon school added cheer to the programme.