PM Modi’s Special Message For Khelo India Winter Games As Ladakh Gets SAI Centre Of Excellence

PM Modi’s Particular Message For Khelo India Winter Video games As Ladakh Will get SAI Centre Of Excellence

The opening ceremony of KIWG 2024 was held on the NDS Stadium in Leh. A MOU was signed to start out a Khelo India Centre of Excellence in boxing, archery and athletics.

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Motion in the course of the Below-17 Boys Brief Observe (300Mts) Velocity Ice Skating at NDS Stadium in Leh on Friday. (Picture: DIPR – Ladakh)

Leh: The Union Territory of Ladakh will now have a Khelo India Centre of Excellence. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Sports activities Authority of India and the sports activities division, Union Territory of Ladakh on Friday. It was the right present for the UT internet hosting a serious nationwide occasion for the primary time.

It was actually a landmark day for picturesque Leh. The Khelo India Winter Video games 2024, a debut for Ladakh, obtained off to a musical begin on the Nawang Dorjay Stobdan Stadium. Fifteen states and two public establishments are collaborating in ice hockey and ice skating occasions over 5 days. The Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brig. (Dr) B.D. Mishra (Retd) was the chief visitor on the event. The second a part of the Winter Video games shall be held in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir from February 21-25.

On this special occasion for Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi despatched a particular message for the Khelo India Winter Video games 2024 organisers. In his inspirational handle, PM Modi stated how Khelo India was bringing India nearer to one another.

“We simply witnessed the conclusion of the extremely profitable Khelo India Youth Video games in Tamil Nadu. From the southern to the northern tip, the journey and spirit of Khelo India continues unabated. The Khelo India Winter Video games epitomizes this spirit additional, aiming to nurture champions and positions the areas of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, as premier winter sports activities locations, globally,” stated PM Modi.

The Khelo India Centre of Excellence in Ladakh will present a giant increase to sportspersons on this difficult area. The centre will serve three sports activities – athletics, archery and boxing. The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports activities’ choice to faucet expertise in Ladakh was nicely acquired.

Regardless of the chilly climate, a motley turnout on the NDS Stadium witnessed conventional folks dances and have been handled to some foot-tapping music by the favored native band, Dashugs. An exhibition ice-hockey match between UT-Ladakh and Indo-Tibetan Border Police set the ball rolling. The match ended 0-0. An exhilarating 500 metre short-track ice skating by a workforce of women from throughout India was a further deal with.

The primary medals of the Khelo India Winter Video games 2024 have been additionally selected Day 1. Eklavya Jagal of Uttar Pradesh received the gold within the under-17 brief observe (300m) skating for boys. He clocked 31.81 seconds. Aarav Patwardhan (32.03) and Advay Kothari (32.60) completed in that order. Each represented Maharashtra. Within the boys 17-plus brief observe skating, Karnataka’s Akash Aradhya (32.81) received the gold medal. Maharashtra’s Sujoy Tapkir (33.33) and Sumit Tapkir (34.33 sec) ended second and third.

Eight groups in males’s ice-hockey and 4 in girls’s ice hockey have additionally began their campaigns. Whereas the lads have been divided into two teams, the ladies will play a round-robin league. ITBP are the highest seeds in each women and men’s sections.

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