Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

Gojal: Tug of War competitions won by Shishkat

Tug of war competition in progress in the Gulmit Shawaran (Polo Ground)

Tug of war competition in progress in the Gulmit Shawaran (Polo Ground)
Tug of war competition in progress in the Gulmit Shawaran (Polo Ground). Photo: Zaheer Bari

Photographs: Zaheer Bari & Faizullah Jan 

Gulmit, March 21: Tough players from Shishkat Village of Gojal Valley defeated their opponents during a Tug of War competition held in connection with celebrations of the Persian year, i.e Navorz.

The event was organized by the AKYSB
The event was organized by the AKYSB. Photo: Zaheer Bari 
The Tug of War games were traditionally held during the winters. The sports involves physical vigor as well as team work for victory
The Tug of War games are traditionally held during the winters. The sport involves vigor as well as team work for victory. Photo: Faizullah Jan

A large number of men and women had gathered to witness the healthy competition held in a friendly environment. The event had been organized by the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board, a volunteer organization working for promotion of youth welfare.

Finalist teams posing with the guests. Photo: Zaheer Bari
Finalist teams posing with the guests. Photo: Zaheer Bari

The event was attended among others by Sharif Khan, President of Ismaili Regional Council for Hunza, along with Nazir Ahmad Bulbul, renowned poet and President of the Ismaili Council for Gulmit. General Manager of Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Nawab Ali Khan, was also present. A large number of notables, including community leaders, were also present.

Prizes were distributed among the winning and runner-up teams.

Teams from Shishkat and Gulmit competed during the event.

Navroz is traditionally celebrated in the region with zeal and fervour and the occasion allows the people opportunities to come together and celebrate the arrival of spring.

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