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Ladakh set to host 4th edition of Khelo India Winter Games

12:00 AM Feb 02, 2024 IST | Irfan Raina
ladakh set to host 4th edition of khelo india winter games
Polo is played in Ladakh (Representational Image)
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Kargil, Feb 1: In a historic move, Ladakh Union Territory is all set to host the inaugural segment of the 4th Edition of the Khelo India Winter Games, a momentous event in the sporting calendar, from February 2 to 6 in Leh. This marks the first time Ladakh has been chosen as a venue for this prestigious winter sports competition, showcasing the region's potential and commitment to promoting winter sports.

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Following this, the second part of the Khelo India Winter Games is scheduled to take place from February 21 to 25 in the picturesque destinations of Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir, adding to the grandeur of the event. The thrilling icy adventures of the Khelo India Winter Games are set to unfold from February 2 to 6, across various locations in Leh.

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The prestigious event is expected to be inaugurated by Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur, with the presence of Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Nisith Pramanik during the opening ceremony in Leh on February 2nd. Secretary Youth Services and Sports Department Ladakh Ravinder Kumar Dangi told Greater Kashmir that it is a matter of privilege and happiness that Ladakh for the first time will host the 4th Edition of the Khelo India Winter Games.

He said that the preparations are in full swing to ensure the successful conduct of this prestigious sporting event. " Ladakh is hosting for the first time Khelo India Winter Games and is also excited to welcome 600 athletes from 16 states in these two sporting events, adding that the UT Ladakh administration under the leadership and guidance of LG Ladakh Brigadier BD Mishra is making every effort to make and ensure a world-class sporting environment and a great success of the event," Secretary YSS said.

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