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National Games 2022, Highlights: PM Modi inaugurates mega event at Ahmedabad

National Games 2022, Highlights

Written By : Aditya Pimpale Edited By : Aachal Maniyar | New Delhi
Updated on: September 29, 2022 22:43 IST
PM Modi during inauguration
Image Source : AP PM Modi during inauguration

National Games 2022, Highlights: PM Modi inaugurates mega event at Ahmedabad

  • PM Modi inaugurates the 36th National Games in Ahmedabad.

  • Athletes from different parts of the country display a wonderful march past.

  • Modi addresses the gathering and is set to inaugurate the event.

He speaks about inclusion of Yoga and Kalaripayattu at the National Games.

He also talks about the official mascot of the Games which is named Savaaj. (translates to cub in Gujarati)

PM Modi is all set to inaugurate the event. He chants the slogan, "Judega India, Jeetega India."

Modi appreciates the Drone show that happened on Wednesday.

  • PM Modi virtually inaugurates Gujarat Swarnim Sports University.

  • Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel addresses the opening ceremony.

  • PM Narendra Modi arrives at the the venue. He is seen greeting the crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

  • Renowned singer Shankar Mahadevan sets the stage on fire by his wonderful performance.

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 36th National Games in Ahmedabad on Thursday (September 29) as Gujarat opens its gate for around 7000 athletes for the next 16 days. PM Modi will address the ceremony while he is on the Gujarat tour. The opening ceremony will also see Olympic Javelin Throw Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra and two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu in attendance.

Around 7000 athletes from 28 states and eight union territories along with the Services sports team of the Indian Armed Forces are participating in the National Games 2022 in Gujarat. 

The games will last till October 12 with athletes around the country competing for top honours. The Opening Ceremony will be streamed & broadcast LIVE by DD Sports & Prasar Bharti YouTUBE channel. 

The majority of the games will kick start on Friday (September 30) while Table Tennis has already commenced due to tight scheduling. The 36th National Games will be held in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, and Bhavnagar in Gujarat. With all 28 States and eight Union Territories on offer, all the athletes will compete in 36 different sporting events. 

PV Sindhu and Neeraj Chopra to be in attendance

The opening ceremony will see PV Sindhu and Neeraj Chopra in attendance with the latter recovering from injury. But the injury did not stop him from attending the Garba ceremony that was part of the theme during the build-up to the National Games in Vadodara.

"We could manage to do everything in 100 days. We wrote to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) about our wish to host the Games in Gujarat in September and we were asked if it was possible. We invited the IOA members and gave our plan, which they accepted,” Sanghvi added," Sports Minister of Gujarat Harsh Sanghvi on Wednesday.

The ceremony will be telecasted live on DD National and Prasar Bharati. 

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