MINGORA: The Swat Deputy Commissioner group was declared winner of the snowboarding gala on the 9,000-foot-high ski slope in Malam Jabba, which noticed participation from over 30 nationwide and worldwide gamers.
The four-day snowboarding gala and snow competition concluded on Sunday, which was collectively organised by the Pakistan Military, district administration and Samson group.
The Civil Aviation Authority group secured the second place, whereas Pakistan Police group got here third.
Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Shaheen Mazhar Mahmood was invited because the chief visitor to the closing ceremony. Officers from the civil administration and armed forces and a lot of vacationers from throughout the nation witnessed the competitors.
The competitors included slalom, big slalom and free downhill races.
After distribution of prizes and trophies among the many winners, Gen Mahmood congratulated the taking part groups and mentioned the pure fantastic thing about Malam Jabba and Swat Valley was matchless and he was excited that peace was restored within the heavenly valley the place vacationers may admire its picturesque panorama.
“The scenic fantastic thing about Swat surpasses Europe and the individuals are hospitable, peaceloving and patriotic. With the sacrifices of locals and safety forces, sturdy peace has returned to the valley the place international-level competitions are being held,” he mentioned, including that the period of improvement and prosperity had begun within the area.
He lauded the skiers’ performances and mentioned that quickly they might take part in worldwide ski occasions.
Ski gamers mentioned they have been glad that they participated within the gala and showcased their performances in entrance of a lot of spectators.
“Our happiness is aware of no bounds for successful the 2019 ski gala championship. We are going to preserve our place by work laborious,” mentioned Noor Khan, the captain of the successful group.
A whole bunch of vacationers have additionally reached Malam Jabba to benefit from the snowboarding gala in addition to snow within the picturesque valley.
The vacationers mentioned that Malam Jabba was value a go to, and the federal government should open the valley for tourism by promoting it on a global stage.
Pir Waris Shah, one of many organisers, mentioned that the snowboarding occasion was sharpening and selling the ski expertise of the nation.
Printed in Daybreak, February 12th, 2019