Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir): Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department has initiated swimming course at Nigeen Water Sports Centre in Srinagar. The training, which includes learning swimming and rescue, is imparted to acquaint the trainees with necessary survival and aquatic skills. The training has been initiated after recent incidents of disaster, in which many lives were lost, occurred in J&K.
The trainer of the course said,
“We saw floods in 2014 in which we saw how the foreigners were able to save themselves and the locals were stuck in the middle. We then learnt swimming ourselves and when started training here we got a good response.”