Srinagar : The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad on Saturday flagged-off a Shikara Race here in world famous Dal Lake.
While, the Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary participated in the event through virtual mode.
The Shikara Race was organized by Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura to promote tourism in Jammu & Kashmir, in which over 100 Shikaras participated in this race.
The Race commenced after the flag-off by DC, Srinagar and winners including Mohammad Yaqoob Bhat, 1st; Mohammad Altaf Sheikh, 2nd and Abdul Razak Sheikh, 3rd position were rewarded during felicitation ceremony presided by Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges, Dr. Anshu Kataria and other members of the Group were also present on the occasion.
While addressing the participants of the event, Dr Shahid Iqbal said that Kashmiri youth have great potential in every sphere to lead the nation.
He said Tribal Affairs Department & Skill development Mission, J&K will always support Aryans JK students whenever they will be taking initiative for the betterment of society. He applauded the sense of creative abilities in Aryan Group and hoped the Group will continue its endeavor for overall development and wellbeing of society.
The DC Srinagar also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the participants and organizers for holding such events. He said youth of J&K have inherited Sports potential and if adequate platforms are provided they can bring laurels for the nation at National and International level Sports competitions.