2nd Khelo India Winter Games began at Gulmarg in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir on 26th February 2021. The 5-day event will conclude on March 2, 2021.
- The event will observe the participation of athletes from nationwide.
- The Union Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju, reached Srinagar to attend the event.
- It will officially kick-start in the Ski resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla district of north Kashmir.
- Khelo India Winter Games will be virtually inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi.
- The event will include the sports activities such as ice-skating, shoe race, skiing, ice-hockey, Nordic ski, snowboarding, ice stock and ski mountaineering.
- Khelo India Winter Games is being organised by the Union Sports Ministry and in association with the Winter Games Association of Jammu & Kashmir and Jammu & Kashmir Sports Council.
- It will include several recreational games that will work as engaging activities for locals, tourists and visiting athletes.
- The Khelo India Winter games will commence with the cultural presentations and participation of various dignitaries and one thousand athletes.
About Khelo India Winter Games
The National level multidisciplinary grassroot winter games, Khelo India Winter Games comprise of the snow rugby, snow skiing, snow ice stock, snow baseball, snow shoe, ice hockey, snow mountaineering, figure skating and speed skating. The Games was started in 2020 following the success of multiple editions of Khelo India Youth Games.
About Khelo India Youth Games
Khelo India School Games or Khelo India Youth Games is held annually in the month of January or February. It is a national level multidisciplinary grassroot games which is organised for two categories. The first category is U-17 years school students while the second category is U-21 college students. In this annual event, best 1,000 kids are given the scholarship of Rupees 5 lakh for 8 years in order to prepare them for international sport events.
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