JAMMU: Athletes from 27 states and Union Territories are competing in the second Khelo India Winter Games, which kicked off in Gulmarg on Friday.
The Games, which will conclude on March 2, were inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via a virtual address. "This is a step towards making India's presence felt in the international winter games arena and also make Jammu and Kashmir a hub of winter sports," Modi said.
The disciplines in competition at the Games include alpine skiing, nordic ski, snowboarding, ski mountaineering, ice hockey, and ice skating, among others.
The Games are being organised by the Union Sports Ministry and the Winter Games Association of Jammu and Kashmir.