by Asghar Khan
Gilgit – Award Ceremony of the National Women’s and Children Skiing Championship was held on January 30, 2009 at Pakistan Air Force Ski Training Center Naltar, Gilgit, participated by skiers from Northern Areas Ski Association, Northern Area Scouts, Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, Punjab Ski Association, and Sindh Ski Association.
Mr. Rashid Ud Din General Manager Gilgit Serena Hotel was the Chief Guest of the award ceremony. Wg. Cdr. Anwer Bhutti presented report on Saadia Khan Ski Cup and Children Ski Competition.
Prizes were given in four Categories including Children Ski Competition Masters (Children under 12), Children Ski Competition Boys & Girls (Above 12) and Women’s Saadia Khan Ski Cup.
Chief Guest distributed the trophies and awards among the winners. Miss Amina Wali representing Pakistan Army won the Women’s Saadia Khan Ski Cup and received two Gold Medals. The Children Ski Competition of Girls award was received by Miss Ifrah Wali of Pakistan Army while Children Ski Competition Boys & Masters, both, awards went to the Pakistan Air Force .
After Prize Distribution, the chief guest addressed the audience and appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Ski Federation and Pakistan Air Force for promoting winter sports in the region. He observed that the efforts have multiplied the turnover of participants from all over Pakistan within a short span of 2-3 years.
He further said that the marketing network of Serena Hotels in Paksitan would like to contribute in the efforts of Pakistan Ski Federation and Pakistan Air Force for further promotion of the exciting and thrilling sport in Pakistan, particularly the diplomatic community in Islamabad.