5th National Winter Games are being held at Gulmarg from February 17-22, 2008 (10th to 15th February?). More than 500 sportsmen and women are expected to participate in the event which includes skiing, snow boarding, ice hockey, ice skating etc.
J&K State Tourism Department
Winter Games Federation of India
J&K Olympic Association
Ministry for Tourism
Ministry for Sports
The famous snow leopard of Kashmir will be the mascot of the games. National Winter Games have been held in Gulmarg twice since 1998.
Winter sports machinery
“Latest and modern” winter sports machinery and ski equipment would be imported to provide better services and facilities to the participants during the games.
Alpine events at Kangdoori and Nordic events at Gulmarg Golf Course.
Media and communication
A full-fledged media centre will be set-up in the Gulmarg to give wide coverage of the event at National and International level. BSNL would lay optical fiber cable link to ensure quick information and communication with Broad Band Service for the media persons.
Electicity & Power
Power Department will keep additional requisite number of transformers stand by to meet any eventuality. Gulmarg will be supplied electricity from two sources, one from Receiving Station, Amargad, Sopore and 2nd from Receiving Station, Pattan to ensure un-interrupted power supply during the event.
The PHE department will ensure round the clock water supply by improving and upgrading the existing water storage and distribution system.
The Mechanical Engineering Department shall deploy permanently 4 modern snow clearance machines to ensure quick snow clearance from Tangmarg to Gulmarg roads.
Health Department would ensure availability of adequate Medicare facility, diagnostic equipment and medicines at Gulmarg during the event. Additional 4 x 4 ambulances would be kept readily available at the venue.
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