SRINAGAR: Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Youth Affairs and Sports, Nisith Pramanik, flagged off the women’s mountain ski event at Kongdoori Phase 1 during the ongoing 4th edition of the Khelo India Winter Games on Thursday.

After flagging off the event, the Union Minister appreciated the enthusiasm and talent of the participating female skiers and encouraged them to pursue their passion for winter sports.

Nisith Pramanik remarked that the Khelo India Winter Games is a major event that showcases the potential of Gulmarg as the capital of winter sports in the country. He said that the next edition of the event would be even bigger with all the international standards.

He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Anurag Thakur, and Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for their support and guidance in developing sports infrastructure in JK and promoting winter sports among the youth.

The Minister further said that the Khelo India Winter Games is not only a sports event but also a snow festival that celebrates the beauty and culture of Gulmarg and JK. He added that the event has boosted tourism and the economy of the region and attracted visitors from across the country and abroad.

The Minister expressed hope that Khelo India Winter Games would inspire more youngsters to take up winter sports and excel in them. He said that the government is committed to providing all the necessary facilities and support to budding sportspersons and making India a global leader in winter sports—(KNO)


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