STATE TIMES NEWS LEH: The Chairman/Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Leh Gyal P. Wangyal on Monday took a review meeting regarding preparation of mega multi-sports event under the banner ‘Ladakh School Olympics’ to be held from July 17 to 20, 2019 in Leh. The Deputy Commissioner Leh Avny Lavasa and concerned officers attended the meeting. DC Leh Avny Lavasa briefing about the four-days mega sports event said that this time about 2,700 students both boys and girls from Govt and Private Higher Secondary Schools, High Schools and Middle Schools from across Leh district will participate in nine sports disciplines including volleyball, girls’ Cricket, archery, boxing, table tennis, badminton, judo and track & field besides and river rafting competition would be an added attraction of this year’s School Olympics. Volleyball and girls’ cricket will be played at NDS Stadium Leh while archery, table tennis, badminton and judo will be played at Indoor Stadium Leh. Likewise, boxing event will be conducted at newly established Boxing Hall near Handicraft Office, said DC Leh. She further added that to make the play field of upcoming Open Stadium of Leh playable for athletes in future, this year Track and Field events will be conducted at Open Stadium near Spituk Markalak for the first time and river rafting competition will be held on the Indus and Zanskar rivers. Around 12 community halls in Leh are prepared for accommodation of students during the four days event, DC Leh added. CEC Wangyal appreciating the initiative and endeavour of DC Leh Avny Lavasa and other officers involved in making the ‘Ladakh School Olympics’ a grand success since last year enquired in detail about all the arrangements being made for successful conduct of the LSO and suggested to give appropriate time as per different sports regulations to the students in future sports events so that young talent could be groomed properly in future. He also instructed DC Leh to give participation certificates to all the students.
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