Ministry of Tourism organises first snow-marathon in Jammu

Tags: State News

Union Ministry of Tourism in association with Real Sports India in collaboration with local administration, Amazing Bhaderwah Tourism Association (ABTA) organised Snow-Marathon at Bhaderwah, Jammu on 26th February, 2023.

An overview of the news:

  • The first ever Grand Snow Marathon event was organised to mark the completion of 75 years of India's Independence, G-20 India Presidency, Dekho Apna Desh, Youth Tourism Club and Fit India Movement.

  • Its objective is to inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship for thrilling sports like snow marathons among travellers and adventure enthusiasts across the country.

  • Apart from the marathon, several school children, teachers and school/college management were also invited as spectators.

  • School/college teachers/spokespersons were also informed about formation of youth tourism clubs and promotion of tourism through active participation of youth.

  • 130 runners from across the country participated in the marathon. The marathon started from Guldanda. Runners were given the option of running for distances of 5 km, 10 km and 25 km.

Jammu and Kashmir:

  • Capital: Srinagar

  • Administrator: Manoj Sinha (Lieutenant Governor)

  • Lok Sabha Seats: 5

  • Assembly seats: 83 (recommended by the Delimitation Commission to be increased to 90 and provision of 24 seats has been made for Pakistan Occupied Kashmir which is currently vacant);

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