Chinar Open Winter Games 2024: A Spectacular Success with Overwhelming Participation

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Srinagar : The Chinar Open Winter Games 2024, an initiative by the Indian Army held in Gulmarg , concluded on 28 Feb 2024 with resounding success and record-breaking participation of 676 individuals (the highest ever in any winter games in the valley).

The event, organized by the Pir Panjal Brigade of the Dagger Division, captivated audiences with exceptional display of athleticism, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. Amidst the picturesque snow capped peaks of Pir Panjal Ranges, the Winter Games provide a positive outlet for the energy and enthusiasm of Kashmiri youth, channeling their potential towards constructive and competitive endeavors.

Even during chilly nights and minus temperatures, the participants were seen lined up for registration till 27 Feb 2024, displaying the enthusiasm of the young local athletes.

The Chinar Open Winter Games extended beyond the arenas, engaging local communities through outreach programs making it an inclusive event. The event further highlighted the Indian Army’s commitment to promoting sports by providing a platform to the budding talents This Year’s Winter Games attracted a diverse range of participants from across the Valley, includIng seasoned competitors and enthusiastic amateurs.

From adrenaline-fueled skiing races to exhilarating snowboarding competitions, the event featured a wide array of winter sports. Athletes competed in five winter sports disciplines, namely slalom, snow boarding, ice skating and X-country skiing showcasing their dedication and determination. We celebrate the 45 medal winners, whose sportsmanship and unwavering spirit embodied the true essence of Chinar Open Winter Games that showcased the remarkable talents and skills of the region’s youth.
The event was graced by Chief Guest Lt Gen Rajiv Ghai, AVSM, SM*. Senior officers of the military, police and civilian administration were in presence.

As the curtains draw on this year’s Winter Games, the organizers express their gratitude to all participants, volunteers and supporters who made the event possible. With the overwhelming success of this edition, plans are already underway to expand and enhance future editions of the Chinar Open Winter Games, ensuring that Kashmir continues to shine as a beacon of sporting prowess and youth engagement in the years to come. This landmark event marks a significant milestone in the sports history of Kashmir, heralding a new era of inclusivity and excellence.

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