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Jan 06, 2021

Khelo India Ice Hockey tournament begins in Chiktan, Kargil

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In Kargil Ladakh, Khelo India Ice Hockey Tournament is being organised at Chiktan by Zonal Physical Education Officer Chiktan.
For the first time the women team of Chiktan also participated in the Khelo India Games in Kargil district. There are 13 teams from different villages of Chiktan participating in the tournament, which include 11 men's teams and 2 women's teams. 

The tournament was inaugurated by SDM Shakar Chiktan and the Chief Guest of the event Kacho Asgar Ali khan in the presence of ZPEO Chiktan Ghulam Rasool along incharge police post Chiktan.

While appreciating the efforts of ZEPO Chiktan and his team, Kacho Asgar Ali said that starting the game and introducing the first women Ice Hockey Team in Kargil is a great achievement for Shakar Chiktan as Ice Hockey was started from Chiktan Block and is now famous in whole UT Ladakh. However, there are still very few players from Chiktan at National and International Level which should be the focus of such events.

He further added that being a native of Shakar Chiktan, he recalled his memories that in old days the local Blacksmiths of Chiktan used to make Ice Hockey Shoes locally such was the craze of Ice Hockey.
He urged upon the Players to try hard to bring back the glory of Chiktan in Ice Hockey.

Ghulam Rasool, ZPEO said that the motive of organizing such events by the UT Administration at Zonal Level is to popularize the game in the whole UT Ladakh so that talents from far-flung areas should get a platform to prove themselves.

It's pertinent to mention here that the Deputy Commissioner Kargil Baseer Ul Haq Chowdhary has assured all his help for promoting the first women team of Kargil district.

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