Jammu mountaineer attends scuba diving course
JAMMU: Jammu mountaineer, Sumit Khajuria has experienced underwater activity by attending a brief scuba diving course at Dimna Lake Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. The course was supervised by Sub-Inspector (Security) with Tata Steel and international diver, mountaineer and social activist of Jamshedpur, Mazharul Bari. A visiting instructor in Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, Bari taught the basics of Scuba diving and then took those beginners in under water activity to Dimna lake for the practical training. Sumit also participated in the clean lake campaign along with instructor, Mazharul Bari.
“It was a long cherished dream to undergo Scuba diving. The opportunity came and I did not miss it. Though we were fully protected with all the necessary equipment required for the activity, still it was challenging to go deep into the water for a long time,” sharing his experiences, on return to Jammu, Sumit told.
Sumit has already done Basic, Advance and MOI (Method of Instruction) courses in mountaineering from Atal Behari Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali in Himachal Pradesh. In addition, this Jammu mountaineer has to his credit specialised training in Water Sports, Rafting and Skiing (Basic Courses) from the same Institute.
Sumit has climbed tough peaks of J and K, Stok Kangri (20,186 ft) and twice Gulap Kangri (19,356 ft) in Ladakh. In neighboring Himachal, Sumit has to his credit Chow Chow Kang Nilda (21,356 ft) in Spiti, Shitidar peak (17351 ft) in Manali and Hanuman Tiba (19,450 ft).