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KIIT-hosted 1st Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav Comes to an End in Odisha

1st Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav Comes to an End in Odisha

The KIIT hosted the inaugural Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav, which is a spectacular sporting event that came to a close on June 12. The event has attracted around 5,000 indigenous athletes and 1,000 officials who represent 26 states.

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1st Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav: Why is it important?

  • It is a joint endeavor of the Odisha Government and the Union Ministry of Culture.
  • The event’s opening ceremony was attended by Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, and the founder of KIIT and KISS, Dr Achyuta Samanta.
  • During the ceremony, the speakers expressed their belief that KIIT and KISS were the logical choices to host the event.
  • Dr Samanta highlighted the event’s exceptional nature, specifically its merger of sports and culture, tribal communities and sports, and the amalgamation of tradition and modernity.

Overall Standings

  • The first-ever Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav, a sporting event dedicated to indigenous communities, was a grand display of skill and ability.
  • A total of 5,000 tribal athletes from 26 Indian states participated in this impressive event.
  • Karnataka demonstrated their strong competitive nature and achieved the second-place position in the overall standings.
  • Jharkhand also exhibited their remarkable talent and secured the third-place position, adding to the thrill and intensity of the occasion.
  • Odisha displayed their impressive abilities in the competitive sport of Kabaddi, triumphing in the men’s division to showcase their superiority.
  • On the other hand, Karnataka demonstrated their strength and determination in the women’s division, claiming the top spot.
  • Likewise, in the exciting sport of volleyball, Karnataka exhibited outstanding teamwork and strategic prowess, securing first place in both the men’s and women’s categories.

1st Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav: Aim and Vision

The 1st Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav served as a platform to not only celebrate sports but also promote tribal sports and unity. It created a chance for athletes from various backgrounds to demonstrate their abilities and cultivate a feeling of togetherness among the states involved.

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