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 The first national training camp for winter games were held in Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh in February 2007. This was done to ensure that participation in the World Winter Games increased. From 1993-2005 India had only been participating in Floor Hockey. The most recent training camp was held at Narkanda from March 4-9, 2016 with a participation of 113 athletes and 39 coaches from six states.