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Goa Governor Launches ‘Mashaal’ For 37th National Games


Governor of Goa, Shri. P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, officially introduced the Mashaal (torch) to mark the commencement of the 37th National Games. This splendid event was organized by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, in collaboration with the Sports Authority of Goa, at the Durbar Hall in Raj Bhavan, Donapaula. The ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of Dr. Pramod Sawant, the Chief Minister, Shri. Govind Gaude, the Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs, Shri. Shripad Naik, the Minister of State for Tourism, and several other distinguished guests.

Anthem Unveiling: Amitabh Bachchan’s Voice

Governor Pillai also revealed the National Games’ Anthem (theme song), which featured the iconic voice of the legendary actor, Amitabh Bachchan. His participation added an element of grandeur and distinction to the occasion. What sets this Anthem apart is its incorporation of the traditional Goan instrument, the Ghumat, and the collaboration of Goan vocalists alongside other gifted artists.

A Digital Gateway: Launch of the Official Website

In this digital age, a specially designed website was launched during the ceremony. The Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant, did the honors by unveiling this digital gateway to all things related to the upcoming National Games. The website is a comprehensive resource, providing information and updates about the event. It promises to be an invaluable tool for participants, spectators, and enthusiasts alike.

Torch Relay to Ignite Enthusiasm and Unity

Dr. Pramod Sawant declared that Goa is fully prepared to welcome the National Games. He mentioned that the Mashaal, will traverse through Goa and various other states for a period of four days, sparking enthusiasm for the National Games and enabling rural areas in the state to partake in this grand celebration. Govind Gaude, the Sports Minister, urged all residents of Goa to join hands in supporting and rejoicing in this event, stressing that collective participation will be the key to making the Games an outstanding success.

Key takeaways for competitive examinations

  • The Joint CEO of the National Games Organizing Committee: Dr. Geeta S. Nagvenkar

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