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This PT Teacher is a Mascot for Khelo Ladakh

By Sabi Hussain | Aug 30, 2022

From Football And Rugby To Less Known Ice-Stock And Pencak Silat, Shanaz Parveen Is Doing A ‘Rancho’ On The Playground, Turning Sports Into A Way Of Life And A Window Of Opportunities In The Region

It is Saturday, 11.30am. The city of Leh, also known as the ‘Land of Lamas’, is shrouded in a thick cloud cover. The chilly winds blowing from the north of the Indus river valley almost scrape one’s cheeks. A spell of morning drizzle is glistening in the cold desert landscape. In the middle of this paradisical beauty is the Druk Padma Karpo school in Shey village, the ancient capital of Ladakh, on the Leh-Manali highway. It’s more familiar now as ‘Rancho’s school’ from ‘3 Idiots’.

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