Gujarat will host the 36th National Games from September 27 to October 10 | Latest India News


Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel announced on Friday that his state will host, for the first time in history, the 36th National Games between September 27 and October 10. The prestigious event is being held after a seven-year hiatus, the last being in 2015 in Kerala, due to several reasons including the coronavirus pandemic since 2020.

“I am happy to announce that Gujarat will host the National Games between September 27 and October 10. I thank the IOA (Indian Olympic Association) for the prompt acceptance of Gujarat’s proposal,” he said. said in a tweet.

In another article, the Chief Minister said that the state is equipped with world-class sports infrastructure and Gujarat is experiencing renewed enthusiasm among the sports community. The state will spare no effort to make the national games the best sporting event ever, he added.

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The national games will include more than 34 sports disciplines, which will be held in six cities. More than 7,000 sportsmen from all over the country are expected to show their power in indoor and outdoor events such as athletics, hockey, football, volleyball, lawn tennis, table tennis, judo, wrestling, kabaddi, kho-kho, malkhambha and yoga.

Besides Gujarat, Goa was also a key contender for this year’s venue.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ‘Khel Mahakhumbh’ initiative in Gujarat in 2010 when he was chief minister.

“With the huge success of Khel Mahakhumbh, Gujarat has developed a rich ecosystem for sports,” said Harsh Sanghavi, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture of Gujarat.

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