Ladakh all set to host first-ever Khelo India Winter Games

Khelo IndiaThe Union Territory of Ladakh is all set to host the first-ever Khelo India Winter Games. In the presence of Ladakh Lieutenant Governor R K Mathur, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju will inaugurate the games on Tuesday, 25th Feb at NDS Indoor Ice Hockey Rink in Leh.

About 1,700 athletes of different ages, from Leh and Kargil districts of Ladakh, will compete in the Khelo India Ladakh Winter Games at 10 blocks, district and then at UT level. Under Khelo India, in the first edition of Winter Games in the country, the players will compete in ice hockey, figure skating and speed skating events.

Leh Hill Council Chairman and CEC Gyal P Wangyal, Ladakh Divisional Commissioner-Secretary Saugat Biswas and Leh Deputy Commissioner Sachin Kumar inspected the arrangements today.

On Tuesday, Ladakh Scouts Regiment Centre and Indo-Tibetan Border Police teams will play an exhibition match at 9 a.m.