Exercise VINBAX was instituted in 2018 and the first edition was conducted at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. It is an annual training event conducted alternatively in India and Vietnam. Last edition was conducted at Chandimandir Military Station in August 2022
As part of Khelo India initiative, the Army on Thursday organised Women’s Snow Cricket tournament in Panzgam village in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
The event witnessed a total of four teams from Kralpora and Meelyal Block.
“It was a first-of-its-kind event in Kupwara, wherein young girls played cricket on a snowy field, demonstrating the community’s passion for sports. The girls engaged enthusiastically in the game with strong passion,” the Army said.
Public representatives and locals from the area were present to witness the first-ever winter sports tournament for girls in this area.
“Such frequent events conducted by the Indian Army in Kupwara have seen widespread participation of local women.
“Several initiatives by the Army like establishment of skill development centres and organising competitions in schools to promote participation in extracurricular activities and sports are bringing a positive change. Indian Army is committed to play a role in encouraging sports amongst local youth,” the Army said.