Success of Khel Mahakumbh has become instrumental in capacity building in the field of sports, says CM. The Chief Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people on the occasion of Basant Panchmi. In his blog, written on the conclusion of
Here is the text of the Chief Minister’s blog:
I would like to extend my greetings to everyone on the occasion of Basant Panchami. May Goddess Saraswati bless us with the infinite knowledge and wisdom! Whenever there has been the era of knowledge, it is
This morning I met former Indian cricket captain and one of the greatest Indian sportsmen Mr. Kapil Dev in Gandhinagar.We all remember the Indian Cricket Team led by Kapil Dev lifting the cricket World Cup in 1983- it is an event that is edged in the memory of every Indian!
When we commenced the Khel Mahakumbh during
This year’s Khel Mahakumbh saw over 92,000 specially abled athletes participate in various sporting events. To see them shine on the sports field is one of the most satisfying aspects of the Khel Mahakumbh. Each and every one of them has overcome several obstacles to reach here and I wholeheartedly salute them for the their grit and their ‘never say die’ spirit! It is truly an inspiration for every one of us.
We are making every effort to promote a culture of sports among the specially abled. Last year, the Special Olympics family wrote to us, acknowledging the true spirit of the Khel Mahakumbh. During the ceremony yesterday I felicitated Ms. Maya Devipujak, a specially abled athlete from
Had it not been for the longest election code of conduct in
As far as sports are concerned, there is one issue that has been bothering for the last few days. I was dismayed to read that the International Olympic Committee is thinking of dropping wrestling from the Olympics from 2020 that too on the flimsy pretext of ‘modernity.’ There is no bigger insult to sports than the fact that a game, which has been a part of human civilisation from time immemorial, be dropped from the world’s most prestigious sporting event on the grounds of ‘modernity.’ There is no room for such ‘games’ in sports!
I hope the IOC takes a decision that is in the interest of sports and the players and not one driven by any other considerations.