Gandhinagar, July 22 (UNI) Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Friday launched the logo of the 36th National games here along with the signing of MoU between Indian Olympic Association, Gujarat Olympic Association and Government of Gujarat.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue of Unity and the Gir’s Asiatic lion can be seen in the logo of the National Games.
Harsh Sanghavi, Minister of Sports, Government of Gujarat, IOA Acting President Anil Khanaa, Rajeev Mehta, Secretary general IOA and Gujarat Olympic Association President Devendra Singh Solanki were also present at the event.
The Games will take place from September 27 to October 10 in Gujarat. The various sporting events will be spread across the state covering 6 cities– Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.
Over 7000 top sportsperson across the country will showcase their might in 36 disciplines including indoor and outdoor sports such as athletics, hockey, football, volleyball, lawn tennis, table tennis, judo, wrestling, kabaddi, kho-kho, mallakhambha and yogansana.
The last edition of the National Games took place in Kerala in the year 2015. Due to various reasons, including the pandemic, the games are now being organised after a gap of seven years.