Logo and Mascot for Khelo India Winter Games 2024 launched
NEW DELHI/JAMMU/LADAKH: Lieutenant Governor of J&K, Manoj Sinha and Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd) launched the Logo and Mascot for the Khelo India Winter Games 2024 today.
On the occasion, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha congratulated the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India and extended his best wishes to the players, officials and members of organizing committees.
The Lt Governor said Khelo India Winter Games honours sporting excellence, courage and character on the breathtaking snow mountains and it is a great sporting spectacle for J&K UT.
He also observed that the Mascot for the Winter Games, the Snow Leopard, is the symbol of the Himalayas’ natural heritage and reflects the commitment of the government towards the protection and preservation of wildlife.
“Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, the UT of J&K has emerged as a preferred destination for winter sports. The sporting fraternity, organizers and fans are eagerly waiting to host athletes from across the country,” the Lt Governor observed.
It is pertinent to mention that in the 4th edition of Winter Games, snow skating, ice hockey and curling are shifted to UT of Ladakh while other sports events will be held at the world-famous ski resort, Gulmarg.
Sujata Chaturvedi, Secretary Sports, Government of India; Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor; Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; Yasha Mudgul, Commissioner/Secretary, Tourism; Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary Youth Services & Sports J&K; officials and members of organizing committee attended the launch ceremony.