Three Kashmiri youths have been selected for International Snow Sculpture Championships scheduled to take place in the USA on January 22.

An official invite from Breckenridge International, organiser of the International Snow Sculpture, invited the three participants to represent India in Colorado, USA in the competition.

Zahoor Din Lone from North Kashmir’s Singhpora Pattan village in Baramulla District, Irfan Lateef Mir from the far-flung area of Kupwara District, Tasaduq Hussain Hajam from Magam village of Baramulla and Mridul Upadhyay from Uttar Pradesh will form the Indian Snow Sculpture team.

This will be the 32nd edition of the International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA.

The organising committee has a history of inviting artists from everywhere in the world.

“It is truly an international competition celebrating art, culture and the transient, beautiful nature of snow,” read the invitation

We are very happy that we have been selected for International Snow Sculpture Championship which is scheduled to be held in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA. We are thankful to the organising committee for giving us a chance to participate in this championship. Representing team India is a very big achievement for us and we feel very proud that we are getting this chance from all over Kashmir which will inspire many other youngsters from here.

They will also try to participate in such types of international events and make Kashmir proud,” said Zahoor Din Lone, the team leader.

In a message, zahoor din lone wishes my people across the country should support us, so that we can bring other youngsters into this too and it’s really a big achievement for me to represent my country at this level.


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