JAMMU- LG Manoj Sinha and Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports and I&B, Anurag Thakur launched 3rd Khelo India National Winter Games Anthem, Mascot and Jersey at Raj Bhavan on Saturday.
The launching ceremony marked the beginning of the biggest sporting extravaganza at Gulmarg starting from 10th February. More than 1500 sportspersons from 29 States/ UTs/ Boards will participate in 11 different winter sports disciplines.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated the LG-led UT Government for promoting sports in J&K.
The participation of more than 1500 sportspersons in the Khelo India Winter Games at Gulmarg will encourage the youth towards winter sports and also boost the tourism in Jammu Kashmir. The sportspersons joining the games from across the country will be the brand ambassador of the new Jammu Kashmir, he added.
LG Manoj Sinha, in his address, conveyed his best wishes to all the players, officials associated with the grand event.
J&K is all geared up to host the players, sports lovers and officials participating in the National Winter Games. This year’s mascot the Snow Leopard depicts the vibrant heritage of the Himalayas. It also reiterates the administration’s commitment towards their conservation, added the LG.
Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary to Government, Tourism and Youth Services & Sports; Nuzhat Gul, Secretary, J&K Sports Council and senior officials were present on the occasion.
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