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  Title: Auli to host skiing competition from Feb 20
Source: The Times of India
Date: 9 / 1 / 2015
DEHRADUN: In what could be a significant step towards establishing 'Auli' as a ski capital of India and global winter sports destination, the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), Uttarkashi, in collaboration with Uttarakhand government is all set to organize a week long National Skiing Championship at Auli Ski Resort, in Chamoli district, from February 20. The National Skiing Championship, which will have both junior and senior level competitions, will see around two-hundred skiers taking part in the mega event. The events will include professional skiers from Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, NIM, ITBP and Army. "The championship will be organized from February 20 to 26 at the Auli Ski Resort and we have started the preparations to be done in advance like conducing a recce of the whole skiing terrain and making sure that everything else is in place", Vishal Ranjan of NIM said. Moreover, the trial of Auli ropeway, a 4 km cable car that connects Joshimath with Auli, has started and will be finished before January 15, according to the officials. Located at 2,500 to 3,050 meters, the ski slopes at Auli descend from 3,049 meters to 2,915 meters. According to the NIM officials, the arrangements for accommodations of around 250 persons including the officials will be made at Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) run resort at Auli and Joshimath. "We had a meeting with the representatives of Chamoli Hotel Association to discuss issues related to accommodation for participants and tourists who will throng the winter destination to experience the thrill of skiing", said Vishal Ranjan. As the event also aims at promoting tourism in the state, Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) is going to share the cost of conducting the mega event, while remaining money will be raised through...
 
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New Uttarkashi admn to educate people on eco-sensitive zone


New Kenilworth sisters inspired by Himalayan adventures to set up wool company.


New International Flower Fest coming up in Spring in Sikkim.


New Sikkim's first organic festival


New Namchi Winter Open Snooker Championship 2014 concludes


New Dances, music mark start of Yuva Mahotsav.


New Auli to host skiing competition from Feb 20


New Ladakh's musical instrument on display as ‘Exhibit of the Month’ at IGRMS Bhopal.


New Is this the happiest country on earth?-FORGET Disneyland, put Bhutan on your travel bucket list if you want to visit the happiest place on earth.


New India, Nepal join hands to secure wildlife corridor.


New Talks with Bhutan for coordinated operation.


New Arunachal Pradesh contemplating to involve Army in health sector


New Gadkari declares Rs 1300 crore to construct Chardham yatra routes.


New TCS-Udaan providing free employability Training to unemployed youth of Ladakh.


New Promoting Kashmir: Come one, Come all


New DIET Leh organizes orientation programme for primary teachers


New Ispat Foundation, Pragya distribute relief in Bandipora


New Geologist blames encroachment on dried river for Uttarakhand tragedy.


New Snowstorm blows away roofs of 11 houses in U'khand.


New Crowdfunded “ice stupas” help Ladakh adapt to climate change.


New India's remote Ladakh is a land forgotten by time.


New Valley Shivers at -3.8°C, Ladakh at -16°C.


New Valley freezes under 'Chillai Kalan'; Kargil coldest.


New U'khand demands withdrawal of eco-sensitive zone.


New Heavy snowfall leaves Muktinath void of devotees.


New Himachal Pradesh continues to reel under cold wave conditions.


New Increasing power import of Hydropower rich Bhutan is a concern for India.


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Natural Disasters in the Himalayas
INDIA    Uttarakhand: Rs 846 crore loss, says initial assessment
PAKISTAN   Avalanche buries 100 Pakistani soldiers
CHINA    Natural disasters leave 7,844 dead or missing
NEPAL    Flood obstructs Hetauda-Kathmandu road section
Nepal devastated by worst earthquake in 80 years

Death toll from Nepal earthquake has topped 8,000.      Nepal focusses on sanitation to stem illness after quake.      NGOs: Nepali Women, Girls Vulnerable to Traffickers.      Plea for funds to help rebuild Nepal schools damaged by earthquake.      Pregnant women vulnerable after Nepal quake.      Fresh avalanches in Nepal see search called off for bodies in buried village.      Insurance covers only a fraction of Nepal’s earthquake damage.      Scientists Are Racing Across Nepal To Gather Fleeting Quake Data.     
A devastating earthquake of the magnitude 7.8 struck Nepal near Lamjung, 80 kilometers northwest of the capital Kathmandu. The death toll has reportedly risen to 8012 with more than 17866 people injured. Pragya is working to respond to the needs of the affected people.

For emergency relief related query, contact:

Greg Hilditch
+44 7903715963

Ms. Silky Manglani
+91 9599035166
solutions@pragya.org

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