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36th National Games: To be held in Gujarat from Sep 27 to Oct 10

Bhupendra Patel, the chief minister of Gujarat, declared that the 36th National Games will be held in his state from September 27 to October 10 for the first time ever. Due to a number of factors, including the coronavirus pandemic since 2020, the prestigious event is being hosted after a seven-year hiatus; the previous one was in Kerala in 2015. The chief minister claimed in another post that Gujarat has world-class athletic facilities and that the sporting world is experiencing a resurgence. The government will do everything possible to make the national games the best athletic event ever.

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KEY POINTS:

  • There will be more than 34 sports represented at the national games, which will take place in six cities.
  • In both indoor and outdoor competitions, athletes from all over the nation are anticipated to display their prowess in sports including athletics, hockey, football, volleyball, lawn tennis, table tennis, judo, wrestling, kabaddi, kho-kho, mallakhambha, and yoga.
  • Goa was another strong candidate for the location this year, in addition to Gujarat.
  • When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat in 2010, he unveiled the “Khel Mahakhumbh” initiative.
  • Gujarat has created a flourishing sports ecosystem as a result of the enormous success of Khel Mahakhumbh.

Important takeaways For All Competitive Exams:

  • Chief minister of Gujarat: Shri Bhupendra Patel
  • Gujarat minister for youth, sports and culture: Shri Harsh Sanghavi

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