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Drass Winter Carnival concludes with Grandeur, Triumphs

Drass Winter Carnival concludes with Grandeur, Triumphs

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KARGIL: In Ladakh, The Drass Winter Carnival 2024, known as Janshne Fateh, came to a spectacular close at Vishwanathan Stadium (Old Polo Ground), the World’s Second Coldest Inhabited Place, organized by the Indian Army.

Chief Guest Rashim Bali, Crop Commander 14 Corps, marked the culmination by inaugurating the closing ceremony with a symbolic Pug throw in the ground.

The event showcased a vibrant display of cultural diversity, featuring performances by Shina, Balti & Purgi troops, captivating the audience. Maj Gen Sachin Malik, GOC 8 Mountain Division, DC Kargil Shrikant Suse, Councillor Bhimbhat Abdul Wahid, Councillor Drass Abdul Samad, and Brigadier Sumeet Abrol, among other prominent figures, were present, along with a large number of spectators.

Sports enthusiasts witnessed thrilling competitions, with the Himalayan Hawks Red emerging as champions in men’s ice hockey and Super Star Drass securing victory in archery. In the women’s ice hockey category, Himalayan Red claimed the top spot, while Goshan Red secured the runner-up position.

A highlight of the event was the recognition of emerging women player Nuzhat from Drass, who expressed gratitude to the Indian Army for providing the opportunity to play ice hockey, enabling her to achieve national-level recognition.

The Drass Winter Carnival 2024 not only showcased the region’s rich cultural heritage but also celebrated the spirit of sportsmanship and community, with the Indian Army playing a pivotal role in fostering opportunities for local talents.

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