Junagadh administration is gearing up to host the 28th state level Mount Girnar mountaineering competition scheduled for January 6. The event is jointly organized by the local administration and state government’s sports, youth and cultural department.
It has become a very popular event in the region as it tests the endurance and mountaineering skills of the youngsters while providing them lots of thrill.
Junagadh district sports officer Nayan Thorat said that 1,046 entries have been received from different districts till now. “The state level competition will be held in four categories for boys and girls in junior and senior categories. The junior category will be in the age group of 14 to 18 years and senior category will be from 19 to 35 years,” he said. The entire event is video recorded for tabulation of results and it is also telecast live by local television channels.
“The participants in the senior and junior men’s categories are expected to reach Ambaji Temple at a height of 3,600 feet by climbing 5,500 steps. For junior and senior girls the destination is Mali Parab which is to be reached by climbing 2,200 steps. While the boys and men are expected to complete the ascending and descending in two hours, for the females the time limit is 75 minutes,” said Thorat. In order to promote the event, the administration will give a Girnar running trophy to the winners.
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