The three-day winter gala, “Hindukush Snow Sports Festival” concluded with thrilling snow games and traditional activities in the scenic Madaklasht valley in Chitral district on Monday.
Deputy Commissioner, Chitral, Naveed Ahmad was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony.
Assistant Commissioner, Drosh, Abdul Haq, officials of Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP), district administration, a large number of foreign tourists, adventurists of snow games and locals were present on the occasion.
Jointly organised by the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and the Chitral district administration, the Hindukush Snow Sports Festival featured a number of snow games including skiing, snow-tubing, trekking, snowboarding, ice skating, ice hockey, making snow statues, cartoons, snow curling and others.
Speaking on the occasion, DC Naveed Ahmad hailed the organisers for successful holding of the mega winter event. He said the festival would send a positive message to the world about the people of Pakistan and the marvelous scenic sites in the country.
He hoped the event would also introduce the Madaklasht Valley as a beautiful tourist resort to the domestic and international tourists alike. Various snow games and traditional activities were held on the concluding . In the overall three-day Under-12 ski competitions, Dilshan Aziz stood first, Ayan Ali second and Amanat Ali grabbed third position.
Similarly, Shaheer Azam clinched first position, Sayyar Hameed second and Uzair Ali stood third in the overall three-day Under-14 ski competitions.
In the Under-16 ski competitions, Ebadur Rahman stood first, Umeed Hussain and Daulat Ziad clinched second and third positions, respectively.
Likewise, Mubeenur Rahman, Ashiq Ali and Qurban Nawaz stood first, second and third, respectively, in the overall three-day Under-25 ski competitions.
There were also Under-60 ski competitions, which added colours to the snow games when oldies played well on the white snow in the chilling weather condition.
Burhanuddin stood first, Hameed Wali second and Zaheeruddin placed in the position in the Under-60 ski competitions.
In snowboarding competitions, Ali Hussain, Asif Raza and Abeed Hussain stood first, second and third, respectively.—APP