Dragon Boating in freezing temperature at Dal Lake
Srinagar, January 14 (Scoop News) –Kashmiri People prefer to remain indoors these days to avoid chilly cold. They remain busy in keeping their body warm. However, situation is entirely different at SKICC water sports centre where Dragon Boating and Sea Kayaking players could be seen busy with their Sport to bring laurels to the State.
Jammu and Kashmir Kayaking and Canoeing Association has organised a special Coaching camp for the Dragon Boating and Sea Kayaking Players who are going to participate in the forth coming National Dragon Boating and Sea Kayaking Championship which is scheduled to be held in Mumbai in the last week of January.
Due to sub zero temperature in valley, many parts of the Dal Lake have frozen but despite that the players are attending the coaching camp daily. It is heartening to see a large number of girls paddling daily in Dragon boats and sea kayaks at SKICC water Sports centre.
The players want to get maximum number of medals in the National Championship. The players first break the frozen parts of the Dal Lake and then pass on their boats. The coaching camp is being monitored and supervised by the general Secretary of J&K Kayaking Umar Rafiq. He also imparts training to the players daily.