Gulmarg gears up for the 4th edition of Khelo India Winter Games 2024

Entertainment | February 22, 2024 | News

Gulmarg Khelo India Winter Games 2024 Jammu and Kashmir

Gulmarg, nestled in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, is all ready to host the 4th edition of the Khelo India Winter Games, which commenced on February 21, and will conclude on February 25.

Athletes from diverse states will compete in a variety of winter sports during these Winter Games. The featured events encompass snowboarding, alpine skiing, nordic skiing, and snow mountaineering. With representation from 20 states and Union Territories in alpine ski, nordic ski, and snowboarding, and 10 states in the ski mountaineering competition, the event is set to showcase a wide array of talents.

In collaboration with the Tourism Department, Gulmarg Development Authority, and various stakeholders, the Department of Youth Services and Sports along with the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council is orchestrating the event. The organised Winter Games showcases a joint effort to promote sports and tourism in the region.

Sarmad Hafeez, the Secretary of Youth Services and Sports in Jammu and Kashmir, conducted a review meeting on February 18, 2024 to assess the preparations for the upcoming event. Emphasising Gulmarg's potential to evolve into a world-class winter sports destination, Hafeez urged comprehensive efforts to ensure the grand success of the event.

Highlighting the Khelo India Winter Games as a platform to showcase the scenic beauty of Jammu and Kashmir, Hafeez expressed confidence in the region's outstanding slopes and high-quality snow, attracting skiers from around the globe.

Anticipating the participation of over 200 athletes from 13 states under the central government's flagship Khelo India scheme, these Winter Games are poised not only to showcase sporting prowess but also to stimulate tourism and bolster the local economy, according to officials.

With the participation of over 200 athletes representing 13 states, the event promises an exciting showcase of winter sports against the picturesque backdrop of abundant snowfall in Gulmarg.

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