Jammu and Kashmir Emerging as India’s Winter Sports Capital: PM Modi


SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that India is on track to become a big force in sports and tourism, with Jammu and Kashmir playing a key role.

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“India is on track to become a significant player in tourism and sports. “Jammu and Kashmir has abundant talent in both of these sectors,” Modi said at an event at the SKICC.

The Prime Minister said Jammu and Kashmir has great sports infrastructure in every district.

“Around 100 Khelo India Centres are being established in Jammu and Kashmir while 4,500 athletes are being trained for national and international events. Jammu and Kashmir has become the winter sports capital of India.

“Recently, more than 800 players from across the country participated in the 4th Khelo India Winter Games. This will open the possibility of holding international sporting events here,” he said.

Modi said Jammu and Kashmir has unique talent in sports. “I can see them making India proud.”


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