Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the second Khelo India Winter Games in Gulmarg and stated that the occasion is a step in direction of making Jammu and Kashmir a hub of winter sports within the nation.
Athletes from 27 states and Union Territories are competing within the Games which will conclude on March 2.
“This is a step in direction of making India’s presence felt within the worldwide winter video games enviornment and likewise make Jammu and Kashmir a hub of winter sports,” he stated in a digital tackle.
“These Games will strengthen the resolve for ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat’. I’m informed the participation has doubled this yr and it’s a reflection of the inclination in direction of winter sports within the nation,” he added.
The disciplines in Games embrace alpine snowboarding, nordic ski, snowboarding, ski mountaineering, ice hockey, and ice skating amongst others.