Ladakh : 1st Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports and Youth Festival begins from 18 January in Ladakh, organised by the Department of Youth Services and Sports in collaboration with Department of Tourism. Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal inaugurated Chadar Trek to start and continue for next 13- Days till 30th January from the confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers near Sangam, Leh. It is belived to increase sports tourisim in Zanskar and Ladakh. A series of snow based activities are also to take place for next 13 days in the snow bound, picturesque remote Zanskar. Secretary, Sports, Ravinder Kumar, shared that Zanskar Winter Festival is the first event under the Khelo India that is being conducted at a rural and remote area such as Zanskar.
On 21st January Union Youth Affairs and sports Minister Kirren Rijiju is to visit the Zanskar Winter Festival .