Prime Minister Modi inaugurates 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games
The 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games will begin on February 26 and will continue till March 2, 2021.
PM Modi virtually inaugurated and delivered the inaugural address at the 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games on February 26, 2021.
The press release from the Prime Minister’s Office informed that the games will commence from February 26 and will continue till March 2, 2021.
The 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games are being organized by the Youth Affairs and Sports ministry in collaboration with the Winter Games Association of Jammu and Kashmir and J&K Sports Council. In total, 27 states, boards, and Union Territories will be sending their teams to participate in the games.
While inaugurating the 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games, Prime Minister Modi mentioned that sports are not just a hobby or time pass. In sports, there is a learning of team spirit, look for new ways in defeat, and learn to repeat the victories. Sports help in shaping the lives and lifestyle of the players, it also boosts self-confidence.
Sports are not just a hobby or 'time pass'. In sports, we learn team spirit, look for new ways in defeats & learn to repeat victories. Sports shape the lives & lifestyle of players. It boosts self-confidence: PM Narendra Modi at 2nd Khelo India Winter Games, via video conference pic.twitter.com/mH7N1yloNX— ANI (@ANI) February 26, 2021
Highlighting the significance of the Khelo India winter Games, PM Modi stated that it will help in moving forward with a holistic approach. He added that the winter games in Jammu and Kashmir will help in establishing a new sporting ecosystem. The 'Khelo India' Centre of Excellence will also help in promoting tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.
The experience of 'Khelo India Winter Games' will help us move forward with a holistic approach. These winter games in J&K will help establish new sporting ecosystem. The 'Khelo India' centres of excellence will also promote J&K tourism: PM Narendra Modi— ANI (@ANI) February 26, 2021
Sports Activities in Khelo India National Winter Games:
• Alpine Skiing
• Nordic Ski
• Ski Mountaineering
• Ice Skating
• Ice Hockey
• Ice Stock
About Khelo India Winter Games:
They are India’s multidisciplinary grassroot winter games. The decision of organising the first games in 2020 was taken after the successful various editions of the Khelo India Youth Games.
The first edition of the games in 2020 was held in two legs at two different venues. One was Khelo India Ladakh Winter Games- Leh and another was Khelo India Jammu and Kashmir Winter Games- Gulmarg. Events during the games are categorized into age groups as well as per the block, district and Union Territory levels.