Most of us don’t even know that India has a team which takes part in ice hockey. That notion was dispelled when our team took part in an international tournament last year.
Now, in Leh-Ladakh, the next generation of girls are in training. Yes, the Ladakh Women Ice Hockey Foundation has taken a wonderful initiative to provide training to young girls in the region.
The training is free and so is the equipment provided. 110 girls are taking part from all over the region.
Leh: Ladakh women Ice hockey foundation providing ice-skating and ice-hockey training to 110 girls from different parts of the region; equipment and skates given free of cost to the participants. pic.twitter.com/5yo3zTLk6G
— ANI (@ANI) January 5, 2018
It’s a great step and is certainly sowing the seeds of a future for the sport in our country. Enough of cricket! It’s time we looked elsewhere too.
Of course these are just baby steps. There is a long way to go. But for now, things are looking bright for these little bundles of talent from Northern India.