Uttarakhand to set up skiing centre at Auli

Auli (Uttarakhand), Jan 14 (PTI) Uttarakhand ChiefMinister Ramesh Pokhariyal today said his government wouldbuild a large skiing training centre here shortly.

Inaugurating the second and the last leg of first SouthAsian Winter games amidst a cultural fest here, Pokhariyalsaid the large skiing centre would attract sports lovers fromhome and abroad to Auli, which has been declared as thenatural skiing site by Olympic Council of Asia.

By organising the winter games, Uttarakhand has achievedanother milestone in the sports arena, he said.

The Chief Minister also lauded the role of Winter GamesFederation of India (WGFI) in organising the event.

Earlier, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek SinghAhluwalia, who was to officially declare the games open couldnot reach the venue due to bad weather conditions.

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