Auli (Chamoli): Vivek Pawar kicked off the four-day National Open Snowboard Skiing Championship campaign on a victorious note in Auli on Friday.

With a splendid show on the first day of the championship, Vivek Pawar clinched the first position in Snowboard Slalom, while Ajay Bhatt and Pramod Pawar were on second and third spot respectively.

Vivek’s domination continued in Joint Snowboard Slalom competition as he claimed the first position. He was followed by Dinesh Bhatt second and Pramod Pawar third in the event.

Inaugurating the anticipated tournament, District Magistrate Dr Ranjit Kumar Singh highlighted the importance of organising Skiing events. He also spoke of Auli emerging as a big tourist destination.

“The players from the Chamoli district should participate in the skiing tournament” he added.