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KHELO INDIA ZANSKAR WINTER SPORT & YOUTH FESTIVAL 2021 BEGINS

KHELO INDIA ZANSKAR WINTER SPORT & YOUTH FESTIVAL 2021 BEGINS

Context

In Ladakh, the inaugural edition of the Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sport & Youth Festival 2021 kicked off on 18th January 2021.

Details

  • The 13- Day Zanskar Winter Sports Festival aims to open a new arena in Ladakh for adventure and Nature loving tourists and a boost for local Youth to hone up their skills in winter sports to represent India.
  • A series of snow-based activities will be held for the next 13 days to promote tourism and economic activities in the Snowbound, picturesque Zanskar.

About Ladakh

  • It is a region administered by India as a union territory, constituting a part of the larger Kashmir region.
  • It is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region to the east, the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh to the south, both the Indian-administered union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Pakistan-administered Gilgit-Baltistan to the west and the southwest corner of Xinjiang across the Karakoram Pass in the far north.
  • It extends from the Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram range to the north to the main Great Himalayas to the south.
  • The eastern end, consisting of the uninhabited Aksai Chin plains, is claimed by the Indian Government as part of Ladakh and has been under Chinese control since 1962.
  • Until 2019, Ladakh was a region of the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • In August 2019, the Parliament of India passed an act by which Ladakh became a union territory on 31 October 2019.

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