Khelo India Winter Games 2024 Opening Ceremony and MOU Signed

  • The Khelo India Winter Games 2024, a debut for Ladakh, began with a musical start at the Nawang Dorjay Stobdan Stadium. 
  • Fifteen states and two public institutions participated in ice hockey and ice skating events over five days.
  • The second part of the Winter Games will be held in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir from February 21-25. 
  • The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, expressed the spirit of Khelo India and its aim to nurture champions and position regions like Jammu and Kashmir as premier winter sports destinations. 
  • A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Sports Authority of India and the sports department, Union Territory of Ladakh, to start a Khelo India Centre of Excellence in Ladakh. 
  • The center will serve three sports – athletics, archery, and boxing.
  • The first medals of the Khelo India Winter Games 2024 were decided on Day 1.
  • Eight teams in men’s ice hockey and four in women’s ice hockey have started their campaigns.
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