PM Modi urges tourists to visit Kashmir's Winter Games, calls Snow cricket as extension of Khelo India movement
The search for young athletes who will later represent Team India is also ongoing in Kashmir. In a way, this is also an extension of the Khelo India Movement,' Modi said.
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Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has urged the tourist visiting Kashmir to attend Winter Games. He said that snow cricket, a theme of the Winter Games, is an exciting game and added that it is an extension of the Khelo India Movement. The movement is the government's program to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level.
Speaking in his latest 'Man Ki Baat' episode, Modi further emphasized on the search for young players in Kashmir who will represent the Indian team in the future.
“Winter Games were organized in Syedabad, Kashmir. The theme of these Games was – Snow Cricket! You might think Snow Cricket would be a very exciting game -and you are absolutely right. Kashmiri youth make cricket even more amazing in the snow. Through this, there is also a search for young players in Kashmir, who will later play as Team India. In a way, this is also an extension of the Khelo India Movement," Modi said during his 97th edition of radio address, 'Man Ki Baat'.
These experiences will make your trip even more memorable: Narendra Modi
Modi also pointed out the enthusiasm among Kashmiri youth and asked the visitors to join them to make their trips more memorable.
"In Kashmir, there is a lot of enthusiasm among the youth regarding sports. In the coming times, many of these youth will win medals for the country, and will hoist the tricolour. I would suggest that the next time you plan a trip to Kashmir, take out time to visit such events. These experiences will make your trip even more memorable," the honorable PM further added.
In the form of Umran Malik and Abdul Samad, Jammu & Kashmir has produced a top cricketing talent lately. Abdul Samad is making strides in domestic cricket and plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League. Umran, 23, has already broken into India's white-ball teams with 15 international games so far. The rise of Umran and Samad in a cricket-frenzy nation will further encourage Kashmiri youth to participate in the ongoing Winter Games.