Gulmarg in J&K geared up for 1st Khelo (Play) India Winter Games
The mega event, which will begin from March 07 and conclude on March 11, is being organized by J&K State Sports Council under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India
Director Tourism Kashmir Nisar Ahmad Wani today visited Gulmarg to take stock of the arrangements put in place for the 1st Khelo India Winter Games being held in the world famous ski resort of Gulmarg.
The mega event, which will begin from March 07 and conclude on March 11, is being organized by J&K State Sports Council in collaboration with Youth Services and Sports Department, Winter Games Association of J&K, J&K Tourism Department and Gulmarg Development Authority, under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.
Director, Tourism inspected the Ski Shop Gulmarg and took stock of the ski equipment available there.
He was accompanied by Chief Executive Officer Gulmarg Development Authority, Inam ul Haq, Deputy Director
Tourism Kashmir (Publicity), Ideel Saleem, Assistant Director Tourism Gulmarg, Nasir Mahmood Shah, besides other officers of the Cable Car Corporation.
Director Tourism also interacted with the skiers who had turned up in large numbers for the day long selection trials being held for the various events in the winter games.
Director Tourism also visited Gulmarg Golf Club to see the arrangements for the main function. An internet facilitation centre has been set up for the media persons there.
He directed the officers to work in close coordination to make the Winter Games at Gulmarg a grand success.
Display stalls and sale counters of Kashmiri Handicrafts, Handlooms, Kashmiri cuisine and Adventure Sports equipment will also be set up besides cultural evenings will be part of the mega event for entertainment of the participants.
Over 800 players from different parts of the country are expected to participate in around 30 events like Snow Skiing, Night Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross country, Snow show, Snow Cycling and other events.
The inaugural function for the event will be held on March 7 while as night ski and ice-skating demonstrations will be held on Friday evening.