Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s address at 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games

  • The valleys of Gulmarg may still have chilly air, but every Indian can feel and see your warmth and energy. The second edition of the Khelo India-Winter Games is starting from today.
  • Besides India’s effective presence in International Winter Games, it is a major step towards making Jammu-Kashmir a major hub of the winter games.
  • I convey my best wishes to Jammu and Kashmir and all the sportspersons from all over the country.
  • All the players from different parts of the country are also strengthening the spirit of Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat.
  • I am told that the number of states and union territories participating in the Winter Games has more than doubled this time.
  • It showcases the growing trend and enthusiasm towards the Winter Games across the country. Last time, the Jammu-Kashmir team performed marvellously.
  • I am sure that this time there will be a better challenge to the talented team of Jammu-Kashmir from the rest of the teams, and the players from all over the country will see and learn from the skills and potential of their counterparts from Jammu-Kashmir.
  • I am also confident that the experience of the Khelo India Winter Games will be of immense help in enhancing India’s pride in the Winter Olympics.
  • Friends, The games in Gulmarg prove Jammu-Kashmir is raring to touch the new heights of peace and development.
  • These Winter Games will help develop a new sporting ecosystem in Jammu-Kashmir. The two Khelo India Centers of Excellence in Jammu and Srinagar and Khelo India Centres in 20 districts offer huge facilities to young sportspersons.
  • Such centres are being opened in every district across the country. Moreover, the event is also going to give new energy and enthusiasm to the tourism of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • And we can also notice that the difficulties that were caused by the corona are also gradually reducing.
  • Friends, Sports is not just a hobby or time pass. We learn team spirit from sports, find a new way in defeat, learn to repeat victory, and become committed.
  • Sports forges the life of every single person and his lifestyle. Sports enhances confidence, which is equally important for self-reliance.
  • Friends, It is not that a country in the world becomes great because of only economic and strategic might. There are many other aspects.
  • A scientist brightens his country’s name all over the world with his small innovation. There are many such areas.
  • But, sports has developed in a very organized and structured way today that also introduces the country’s image and power in today’s world.