Leh, Feb 2: The Union Territory of Ladakh will quickly have a Khelo India Centre of Excellence as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Sports activities Authority of India and Union Territory of Ladakh’s sports activities division right here on Friday.
It was the proper present for the UT on a day the Khelo India Winter Video games 2024 opening ceremony was held on the Nawang Dorjay Stobdan Stadium. The UT was internet hosting its maiden main nationwide occasion.
Fifteen states and two public establishments are participating in ice hockey and ice skating occasions over 5 days.
The second a part of the Winter Video games will likely be held in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir from February 21-25.
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.
Regardless of the chilly climate, a motley turnout on the NDS Stadium witnessed conventional folks dances throughout the opening ceremony and had been handled to some foot-tapping music by the favored native band, Dashugs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi despatched a particular message for the Khelo India Winter Video games 2024.
An exhibition ice-hockey match between UT-Ladakh and Indo-Tibetan Border Police set the ball rolling. An exhilarating 500m short-track ice skating by a staff of ladies from throughout India was an extra deal with.
The primary medals of the Khelo India Winter Video games had 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.
Within the boys 17-plus brief observe skating, Karnataka’s Akash Aradhya (32.81) received the gold medal.
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