PM Modi inaugurated the 36th National Games, gave victory to the players
Prime Minister Modi launched the 36th National Games today in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. During this, he also gave a mantra to the players.
Prime Minister Modi on Thursday inaugurated the 36th National Games at a grand opening ceremony at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. During this, he said that if you have the passion to run, then you are moving towards victory. During this, PM Modi gave a mantra to the players and also gave the slogan of Connectega India... Jeetega India.
Addressing the event, he said, "Yeh visuals, this picture, this atmosphere... is beyond words. The world's largest stadium, the world's most youthful country and the country's largest sports festival. When the event is so wonderful and unique, its energy will be just as extraordinary."
"Sardar Patel Sports Complex has facilities for many sports like football, hockey, basketball, kabaddi, boxing and lawn tennis. It is in a way a model for the entire country," he said.
Giving a mantra to the players, PM Modi said, "I want to give a mantra to all the players today. If you want to win the competition, then you have to learn to live commitment and continuity."
PM Modi said, "Till eight years ago, players from India used to participate in less than a hundred international events. Players from India now participate in more than 300 international events. Eight years ago, players from India used to play 20-25 matches. Now, players from India go on to participate in about 40 different sports."
For the first time in the state of Gujarat, National Games are being organized. It will be held from 29 September to 12 October. Around 15,000 players, coaches and officials from across the country will participate in 36 sports disciplines, making it the largest national sport ever.