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36th National Games 2022 Gujarat, History, Purpose, Significance of National Games-National Games 2022, Gujarat, Timing of Opening Ceremony: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the 36th National Games 2022 in a grand opening ceremony at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He will also address the players participating in the function. The event will also be attended by the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur and other dignitaries.


36th National Games 2022 Gujarat, History, Purpose, Significance of National Games
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National Games 2022 opening ceremony

The celebrations began at 4:30 pm and the event was also attended by stalwarts like Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra and badminton player PV Sindhu.

National Games 2022: Where to watch live

In India, the National Games 2022 will be telecast live on the DD Sports TV channel. The National Games will also be streamed live on the Prasar Bharati Sports YouTube channel for the convenience of the viewers.

National Games 2022 Venue, Date

National Games are being organized for the first time in the state of Gujarat. It will be held from 29 September to 12 October 2022. The sporting events will be held in six cities:

35th National Games 2015 Kerala

The 35th National Games were held from 31 January 2015 to 14 February 2015. These games, which lasted for 15 days, were concluded with 1200 medals, 6000 volunteers, and 2000 media persons apart from 11500 participants in 7 districts, 29 venues, and 36 categories.

After 1987, this was the second time that the Kerala National Games were organized.

34th Indian National Games 2011 Jharkhand

The national sport began its journey under British colonial rule in 1924, inspired by the mega sporting event Olympics. Named after the Olympics, the national multi-sport event was named the Indian Olympic Games, where athletes from different states of the country compete to bring honor to their respective states.

History and Objectives of the National Games

The aim of the establishment of the National Games was to promote sports and games within the country and to create sports infrastructure across the country, with little purpose for the latter. However, it encouraged and encouraged people to take up sports and games to some extent.

When was the first national game organized?

The first National Games, then known as the “Indian Olympic Games”, were held in 1924 in Lahore, undivided Punjab by G.D. Sondhi, First Secretary of the Punjab Olympic Association. Lt Col H.L.O. Garrett, Vice Principal of Government College, Lahore, was the President of the founding body. The dream of the Indian Olympic Games came true because of the major role played by these two people.

i.e. proposed to be a biennial event. Held every two years except in the years when it coincides with the Asian Games and the Olympics, the Indian Olympic Games were held 12 times under British rule until 1946. Earlier, in its 9th edition in Bombay in 1940, named “Indian Olympics”. Games” was changed to “National Games”.

First National Games after independence 1948 Lucknow

Then in 1948, Lucknow hosted the first National Games of independent India which was indeed a proud moment for the country. The Games were held regularly until 1970, without interruption, before Hyderabad hosted the 25th National Games after a gap of nine years in 1979.

Again in 1985 after a gap of six years, Delhi hosted the 26th edition, but this time with a grand improvement. The Indian Olympic Association, the country’s premier sporting organization, decided to revamp the ailing event, modeled it on the lines of the Olympics, and was held with much fanfare and show.

Kerela hosted the 27th National Games in 1987 followed by the next editions held in Bombay and Pune in 1994, seven years apart. This was followed by Bangalore (1997), Imphal (1999), Punjab (2001), and Hyderabad (2002) successfully hosting the event before Guwahati organized the 33rd edition in 2007.

And now as Gujarat gears up to organize the 2022 National Games with a grand event, I hope we all extend support to the athletes of our respective states to win maximum gold. The 35th edition was held in the southern city of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, while Goa and Chhattisgarh were given the right to host the next two editions but it was postponed due to Corona.

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