Last Updated: January 18, 2023, 15:58 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday stated that the Khel Mahakumbh would give new alternatives for native sportspersons to fly.
Inaugurating the occasion nearly, he stated, “I’m an MP from Kashi. Even there, a collection of such sports activities occasions has begun. By organising such Khel Mahakumbh at a number of locations and organising MP sports activities occasions, MPs are working to construct the way forward for the brand new era. Such occasions inspire athletes to develop.”
The Prime Minister said that young athletes who perform well at Sansad Khel Mahakumbh are being selected for further training at the Sports Authority of India’s training centres which will benefit the country’s youth power.
“Such events in sports motivate athletes to grow. In this Mahakumbh, over 40,000 youths are participating. Another speciality of Sansad Khel Mahakumbh is that our daughters are participating in it in large numbers. I am confident that the daughters of Basti, Purvanchal, UP and the country will similarly show their strength in national and international competitions.”
Praising India lady’s workforce opener Shafali Verma, the Prime Minister stated, “A number of days again, we noticed how Shafali Verma gave a terrific efficiency within the Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup. Shafali hit 5 consecutive fours and a six within the final ball of the over, scoring 26 runs in a single over. Such expertise resides in each nook of India.”
Further, the Prime Minister mentioned that there was a time when sports were considered an extra-curricular activity.
“It was considered separate from education, only a mode of passing time. Children were taught the same. So, generation after generation a mindset developed in a society that sports are not that important. This mindset caused a big loss to the country. Innumerable youths and unaccountable talent remained away from the field. In the last 8-9 years, the country has left behind this old mindset and worked to create a better environment for sports,” he stated.
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