PM Modi inaugurates 36th National Games

29 September, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, along with other dignitaries, will be present at the inauguration ceremony. At the opening ceremony, Olympians Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Nee...

Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, along with other dignitaries, will be present at the inauguration ceremony. At the opening ceremony, Olympians Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Neeraj Chopra, and PV Sindhu were also in attendance.

The 36th National Games was officially launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday during a ceremony held at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad. Later this year, Gujarat will hold its assembly elections. “This is the biggest stadium on the planet. a very young nation in the globe. And the largest sporting event in the nation! His energy will be just as wonderful when the event is this fantastic and special, Modi added at the occasion.

“Sports including football, hockey, basketball, kabaddi, boxing, and lawn tennis are all played at the Sardar Patel Sports Complex. In a manner, this serves as an example for the entire nation, the PM remarked, adding that the National Games would serve as “a fresh launching pad for all of you athletes.”

Modi said that the country’s success in other arenas is made possible by the players’ great performance in their wins. Sports have a soft power that improves the nation’s identity and reputation in several ways.

Players from India used to compete in less than a hundred international competitions up until eight years ago. More than 300 international competitions now feature Indian athletes,” Modi stated.

The players from India used to go to 20–25 games eight years ago. He stated that sportsmen from India now go to compete in around 40 different sports.

Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, along with other dignitaries, will be present at the inauguration ceremony. At the opening ceremony, Olympians Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Neeraj Chopra, and PV Sindhu were also in attendance.

For the first time, the state of Gujarat is hosting the national games. From September 29 through October 12, it will be held. The largest National Games ever will take place with about 15,000 athletes, coaches, and officials competing in 36 sports disciplines from throughout the nation.

“The 36th National Games are now sweeping the nation. We are doing it after a long period of time, and we are doing it during Navratri in a place where Navratri is celebrated. Due to the fact that we are performing the opening ceremony, the exhilaration as a whole is currently twofold. We are in the midst of Navratri, and our prime minister attended. Therefore, it is a highly unique blend of all of these factors “Chanda Singh was the event’s organiser.

The six cities of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, and Bhavnagar will host the athletic activities.

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