1st Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports Festival

Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kirren Rijiju will inaugurate the 1st ever Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports Festival in Ladakh on January 21, 2021.

Key Points

  • The Winter Sports Festival will be inaugurated at Padum in the Kargil district of Ladakh.
  • It is a 13-day winter sports festival that was flagged off on January 18.
  • The Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports Festival will end on January 30.
  • The festival is being introduced as an annual event in Zanskar to display its potential for adventure sports and tourism.
  • The festival is aimed at promoting winter tourism in Ladakh.
  • The main features of the festival include Ice Hockey, Ice Climbing, snow sculpture, Trekking on the frozen Zanskar River, and ethenic food festival.
  • The Ladakh UT administration festival is organizing this event.

Khelo India Youth Games

Khelo India Youth Games which were earlier known as Khelo India School Games are the national level annual games. The first Khelo India School Games were held in the year 2018. Under the Khelo India initiative, a committee selects 1000 kids for an annual scholarship of Rs 5 lakh for 8 years to improve their skills and to prepare them for international events.

Khelo India University Games

The 1st Khelo India University Games were held in 2020 in Odisha. It is a national event in various universities of the country competes with each other in different sports. The annual event is organized by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports along with the Indian Olympic Association, Association of Indian Universities, and National Sports Federation.