The North-West Frontier HQrs ITBP organized an ice wall climbing competition in collaboration with the Ladakh Mountaineering Guide Association (LMGA), with the opening ceremony held at Gangles in Leh, Ladakh on Saturday February 26.
More than 100 participants from 13 teams take part in this unique competition and this is the first time that this event has taken place. The opening ceremony of the ice wall climbing competition was attended by the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Radha Krishna Mathur who congratulated the respective organizations for organizing such an event.
Ladakh Lieutenant Governor Congratulates ITBP NW Frontier
As seen in the Tweet below, Ladakh Lieutenant Governor Radha Krishna Mathur praised the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), led by Inspector General Lhari Dorjee Lhatoo. The Lieutenant Governor said the nation appreciates their service to the country.
Meanwhile, LG also thanked ITBP North-west Frontier for its commitment to improving events in Ladakh every year. LG hopes that such events will help Ladakh participate in international-level competitions and the Olympics. With India winning the bid to host the 2023 IOC session in Mumbai, it is likely that Ladakh will want to host the Winter Olympics in the future.
Finally, LG Radha Krishna Mathur also spoke of his administration’s hope to popularize winter adventure sports in the region. Furthermore, Mathur also expressed his desire to enhance Ladakh’s capabilities in carrying out rescue missions.
As seen in the images below, the opening event of the ice wall climbing competition included a live demonstration of the event and medical rescue drills.
India wants to host the Olympics in the future
While Ladakh’s Lieutenant Governor Radha Krishna Mathur has not explicitly stated that he hopes to host the Winter Olympics in India, IOC member Nita Ambani has said his hope is that the country can host the flagship event in the future after winning the hosting bid. the IOC session in 2023.
Nita Ambani said: “The Olympic Movement returns to India after 40 years, as we are honored to host the IOC Session in Mumbai in 2023! I am delighted that Indian youth are experiencing the magic of the Olympic Games. is our dream to host the Olympic Games in India in the years to come.”