The National Winter Games Torch which was flagged off from New Delhi yesterday by Suresh Kalmadi, President Indian Olympic Association, will reach Gulmarg on Feb 17 after going through many places – it reached Shimla this evening. The torch will be flagged off from Jammu on February 15. Gul Mustafa, the only olympian from Jammu and Kashmir State is carrying the torch.
According to news in etala’at that five junior skiers of Jammu and Kashmir have qualified the selection trials conducted by Winter Games Federation of India at Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh, and they are apparently enrolled as members of future Indian Ski team.
Also, this year the Winter Games Association of Jammu and Kashmir is bringing out a commemorative souvenir titled Gulmarg, which would be released by the Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on 18th of this month. The brochure contains four articles on Gulmarg, Snow Rugby, Ski-Mountaineering, Ice Skating, a number of informative write ups and 50 images on Gulmarg and winter sports.