Kargil: In Ladakh, the Drass Winter Carnival-2024, themed “Celebrating Life in the Second Coldest Inhabited Place in the World,” commenced with unparalleled fanfare in a dazzling opening ceremony.
Organized collaboratively by the Indian Army and local communities, this year’s carnival promises a distinctive fusion of sports and culture, showcasing the indomitable spirit of the region.
The inaugural events featured a heart-pounding ice hockey match between City Blue and Team Red, injecting excitement into the frosty air. Additionally, a captivating archery match displayed precision and skill, leaving spectators spellbound.
Amin Polo, a representative of the organizing committee, expressed enthusiasm about sharing the magic of Dras with the world. The live streaming on YouTube provides a global audience with a front-row seat to witness the unique blend of sports and culture that defines the Dras Winter Carnival.
Highlighting the Indian Army’s significant role, Polo stated, “The Army plays a pivotal role in engaging youth in such progressive activities, diverting their energy towards a positive direction. It also contributes to identifying talents who later represent Ladakh at national and international levels.”
Scheduled to conclude on February 6, 2024, the Drass Winter Carnival aims to nurture local sporting talent, promote cultural awareness, and offer a one-of-a-kind experience for participants and spectators alike.
The inclusive nature of the event extends beyond geographical boundaries, allowing a global audience to actively participate in the festivities remotely.
As a testament to its inclusivity, the entire event is being streamed live on YouTube, allowing a global audience to join in the festivities.
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