Nagpur: In a grand inauguration ceremony at the Yashwant Stadium in Nagpur, the khasdar krida mahotsav commenced, drawing thousands of athletes from various sports to showcase their talents. To propel these exceptional athletes to national prominence and provide them with training, the announcement of a special camp by the National Sports Training Institute, known as “SAI,” during the Khasedar Sports Festival was made by the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Anurag Singh Thakur.
The inspiring event, chaired by Central Minister Nitin Gadkari, witnessed the presence of eminent personalities such as J.T.C.C. Chairman, Council Member Aay, O.A. Mr. Amitabh Sharma, MLAs Praveen Datke, Krishna Khopde, Vikas Kumbhare, Mohan Mate, former Khasedar Dr. Vikas Mahatme, former Mayor and coordinator of the khasdar krida mahotsav, Sandeep Joshi, former MLA Dr. Milind Mane, Secretary of the Kabaddi Federation of India Mr. Jitendra Thakur, Mr. Banti Kukde, Mr. Sudhir Dive, Mr. Ramesh Bhandari, Dr. Piyush Ambulkar, Dr. Sambhaji Bhosale, and other dignitaries.
During the program, Central Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Information and Broadcasting, Mr. Anurag Singh Thakur, expressed his belief that by witnessing the enthusiasm at the khasdar krida mahotsav, the vision of a developed India through sports will undoubtedly be realized in the next 25 years. He highlighted India’s outstanding achievements in the international sports arena over the past few years, with many Indian athletes winning international medals, showcasing the country’s strength. In the upcoming years, India is set to host the Olympic Games, making events like the Khasedar Sports Festival crucial in identifying and selecting talented and exceptional athletes for special camps such as those organized by “SAI.”
khasdar krida mahotsav-6 Highlights:
Duration: 17 days
55 sports disciplines
65 sports arenas
65,000 participating athletes
Total prize money: ₹1,35,00,000″