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PM Narendra Modi inaugurated second Khelo India Winter Games on 26th February at Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir.

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PM Modi inaugurated the event and said that it is a step towards making Jammu and Kashmir a hub of winter sports. The game beginning from 26th February- 2nd March will have participation of athletes from 27 states and union territories.

As per PM Modi, “These games in Gulmarg show that Jammu and Kashmir is eager to reach new heights of peace and development. These Games will strengthen the resolve for ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat’.”

Games included are alpine skiing, nordic ski, snowboarding, ski mountaineering, ice hockey, and ice skating among others.

Ministry of Sports and the Winter Games Association of Jammu and Kashmir are the organizers of the winter games.

Out of 100 small Khelo India Centres, 40 have been approved and rest would be approved in the next financial year.

Khelo India Winter Games are the national level multidisciplinary grassroot winter games of India. Events include snow skiing, snow rugby, snow ice stock, snow baseball, snow mountaineering, snow shoe, ice hockey, figure skating and speed skating.

The first edition of winter games was held in two different slots at two different places in 2020.

The two places were Leh and Gulmarg.